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:
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:
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: