Ophrys sphegodes growing herbaceous rhizome of the genus Ophrys also known as Early Spider orchid, Ophrys sphegodes perennial deciduous plant used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10.

Leaves color green grow in linear shape.

Ophrys sphegodes flower

Flower hairy the shape looks like insect that going to hug “two small hands”, 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 the “body” color brown to purple with white pattern.

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Requirements for Ophrys sphegodes 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:
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”, flowers grow on stem in inflorescence, flowers are small 0.5-4 cm

Scientific name:

Ophrys tenthredinifera

Flower Colors

Plant life-form

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