Ophrys insectifera grow and care – 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 6-9.
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
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
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.