Ophrys atlantica grow and care – herbaceous rhizome of the genus Ophrys also known as Ophrys fusca atlantica, Ophrys atlantica perennial deciduous plant used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-9.

Leaves color green grow in linear shape.

Ophrys atlantica flower

Flower shape looks like female bees and attract male bees, flowers grow on stem in inflorescence, some of the orchid pollinate in self-pollination, the flowers are small 0.5-4 cm, and flower color the 3 sepals green-yellow, the lip color can be: black-brown with purple-blue, flowers have hair.

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How to grow Ophrys atlantica growing and care:

Calcareous soil (alkaline), well-drained soil, bloom in moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction (rhizome)

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (much easier)

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Hard to grow it outside the wild

Planting season:
Spring or autumn (in warmer climate) and artificial all year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids

Pruning season:
In the middle of the summer

How to prune:
Old leaves

Size of the plant?
10-50 cm, 4-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer, in hot climate Winter / Spring

General information about the flower:
Sepalss color green-yellow, the lip color can be: black-brown, yellow-white or purple-white, flowers have hair, flower attract male bees, flowers grow on stem in inflorescence, some of the orchid pollinate in self-pollination, the flowers are small 0.5-4 cm

Scientific name:

Ophrys atlantica

רשימת קטגוריות

Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Black flower
  • Blue flower
  • Brown flowers
  • Green flower
  • Purple flower
  • Yellow flower
Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Orchids
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9