Ophrys speculum growing herbaceous rhizome of the genus Ophrys also known as Mirror orchid, Ophrys speculum 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 speculum flower

Flower shape looks like female bees and attract 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 be: the 3 sepals can be: white, purple, green or together with strips, the “body” shape color black-brown in the outer circle, yellow and the middle purple or blue (shiny color).

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Requirements for Ophrys speculum 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 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:
Colors: 3 sepals can be: white, purple, green or together with strips, the “body” shape color black-brown in the outer circle, yellow and the middle purple or blue (shiny color), flowers grow on stem in inflorescence, some of the orchid pollinate in self-pollination, the flowers are small 0.5-4 cm

Pollination is done by:
Wasps

Scientific name:

Ophrys speculum

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