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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Requirements for 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
Autumn / Spring
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
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
little purple paper angel flower the color is purple or red with white with dots and stripes, the flowers grow on stem inflorescence,