Ophrys incubacea grow and care – herbaceous rhizome of the genus Ophrys also known as Ophrys sphegodes atrata, Ophrys incubacea 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 incubacea flower
Flower hairy the shape looks like insect that going to hug “two small hands” and smile, flowers grow on stem in inflorescence, flowers are small 0.5-4 cm, and flower color can be: the 3 sepals and 2 petals color green-yellow with purple stripes the “body” color red to purple with white pattern.
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How to grow Ophrys incubacea 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
Spring or autumn (in warmer climate) and artificial all year
Pests and diseases:
In the middle of the summer
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
10-50 cm, 4-20 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer, in hot climate Winter / Spring
General information about the flower:
Color can be: the 3 sepals and 2 petals color green-yellow the “body” color brown with white pattern, flower hairy the shape looks like insect that going to hug “two small hands” and smile, flowers grow on stem in inflorescence, flowers are small 0.5-4 cm
Categories of growing
Planting Season: Autumn Planting, Spring Planting
Light exposure requirements: Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants, Shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Slow growing plants
Plant life-form: Deciduous, Geophyte, Herbaceous, Orchids, Perennial plant
Plant Uses: Floristry, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Regularly water, Small amounts of water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental parts: Ornamental flower, Ornamental plant
Blooming season: Spring flowers, Summer flowers, Winter flowers
Flower colors: Green flower, Purple flower, Red flower, Yellow flower