Phillippine Ground Orchid (Spathoglottis plicata)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 36 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Pink
Purple
White
Yellow
Multi-Color: almost any color depending on the variety
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: psuedobulbs
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 15, 2011 7:23 PM

Spathoglottis plicata, a terrestrial (ground) orchid is an evergreen perennial plant popular in tropical and subtropical gardens. Used as a ground cover or as a container plant, it forms clumps of crowded pseudobulbs just below the soil surface. The arching leaves grow up to 24" in length and clusters of flowers are borne at the end of tall spikes emerging from the base of the pseudobulbs. Ground Orchids prefer high humidity, a bright shady location and well draining potting medium. Spent bloom spikes should be removed to promote continuous blooming.

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