Bamboo orchid grow and care – orchid herbaceous of the genus Arundina, also known as Arundina graminifolia or Arundina, Bamboo orchid perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant for the flowers, flowers fragrant and can be used cut flower, grow in tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 12+.
Leaves color green in elliptic shape with pointed in the top, the leaf connected to on stems like cane.
Bamboo orchid flower
Flower color can be: purple, white or pink, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless, the flower shape: 3 petals with inner trumpet shape
Recommend temperature at day time 22C (71F) – 30C (85F) at night time 13C (55F) – 16C (60F), moist, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big) room temperature water, clean water (rain water), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root, drained soil, high humidity, sometimes when the plant bloom need support like cane or something to prevent breaking the cane.
What is the best way to start growing: Plant / Vegetative Reproduction – cutting, daughter plants or layering – bending a branch over and covering it with soil lightly in the joint, after few months check if there roots if yes – cut the stem and wait another month or so to transplant the plant, if growing in pot wait one week and then relocate.
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but really hard to start from seeds
Difficulties/Problems with growing: Need to change the pots and the roots grow once a year, better not to put it directly in big pot
Planting season: All year
Pests and diseases: Aphids, spider mite
Pruning season: After bloom, the stems and the dead flowers (unless need for the seeds)
How to prune: Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem 2 cm after the bloom dies
Size of the plant? 0.5-1.5 m, 20-60 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Irrigation water management requirement: Big amount of water, with high humidity and moist soil
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun
Is it possible to grow indoor? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, in container need to change the soil every 2 years, the soil can be mix soil for orchid or prepare soil that fit, in the nature when grown there are big amount of rains that go
When does flowers bloom? Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower Trumpet shape in the inner part , the outer part three petals that create crown for the trumpet the color can be: purple, white or pink, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless