How to grow Orchis papilionacea

Orchis papilionacea growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Anacamptis also known as Anacamptis papilionacea, Orchis papilionacea perennial deciduous used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

Leaves color green the leaves linear shape and grow connected from the bulb.

Orchis papilionacea flower

Flower color purple or red with white with dots and stripes, the flowers grow on stem inflorescence, flower structure is like little purple paper angel.

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How to grow Orchis papilionacea growing and care:

Slightly alkaline, well-drained soil, bloom in moist soil, in frost area need to take the bulb to dry area

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction (rhizome)

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (much easier)

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Hard to grow it outside the wild

Planting season:
Autumn / Spring

Pests and diseases:

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer, in hot climate Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
little purple paper angel flower the color is purple or red with white with dots and stripes, the flowers grow on stem inflorescence,

Scientific name:

Anacamptis papilionacea

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