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 6-9.
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.
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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
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 as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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.