How to grow Sobralia

Sobralia grow and care – herbaceous orchid of the genus Sobralia also known as Beautiful Sobralia or Sobralia orchid, Sobralia perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut flower fragrant plant, grow in subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b-12.

Leaves color green the leaves grow from the stems

Sobralia flower

Flower color can be yellow, green, pink, purple, red, brown, blue, white or orange, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless, the flower shape 5 petals with inner trumpet shape

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How to grow Sobralia growing and care:

Temperature range 2-30 C (35-85 F), moist, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big) room temperature water, clean water (rain water), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (sowing very hard)

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very sensitive to changing temperature

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead flower

Size of the plant?
50-150 cm, 20-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Five petals with inner trumpet shape, the color can be: yellow, green, pink, purple, red, brown, blue, white or orange, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless

Scientific name:


Sobralia orchid flower

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Brown flowers
  • Green flower
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Orchids
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12

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