Ophrys tenthredinifera growing herbaceous rhizome of the genus Ophrys also known as Sawfly orchid, Ophrys tenthredinifera 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 tenthredinifera flower

Flower shape looks like female bees and 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 color can be: the 3 petal can be: white, purple or something in the middle, “hand and legs” green to yellow, the “body” black, white, purple and brown, flowers have hairs.

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Requirements for Ophrys tenthredinifera 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, 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 of 3 petal can be: white, purple or something in the middle, “hand and legs” green to yellow, the “body” black, white, purple and brown, flowers have hairs, 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:
Male bees

Scientific name:

Ophrys tenthredinifera

 

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