Ophrys insectifera

Ophrys insectifera growing herbaceous rhizome of the genus Ophrys also known as Ophrys insectiferas, Ophrys insectifera perennial deciduous plant used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate.

Leaves color green grow in linear shape.

Ophrys insectifera flower

Flower shape looks like fly and attract male bees and wasp, 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 can for 3 sepals can be: green, the “body” color can be: black-brown-purple.

Ophrys insectifera for sale - Seeds or Plants to Buy

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Requirements for Ophrys insectifera 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

Recommended planting season?
Autumn (in 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

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 as houseplant?
No

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

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Blooming: 

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

General information about the flower:
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, and flower 3 sepals color green, the “body” color can be: black-brown-purple.