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Genus: Bletilla
Species: striata
Indigenous to: China
also known as the "Chinese Spring Orchid," this seasonally deciduous orchid can be treated and grown like bulb plants such as tulips or narcissus; light green leaves are thin, crinkly, 4" long, and emerge in pairs above the bulbs in early Spring; bulbs grow extremely fast and are easily divided; 1" Cattleya-shaped rose to magenta flowers with white lips fringed with pink appear on 15" spikes that carry up to 12 blooms each
Growing Tip:easy yard plant any where the soil does not freeze below 4"
Blooming Season:Light:Temperature:Deciduous:
Spring BloomingBright to Shade; 2000-3000 Footcandles (bright indirect light,strong shadowing)Cool,Intermediate to Warm; 40°F min. to 95°F max.(tolerant of extremes,favoring cool)Deciduous
Fragrant Easy Grower
Catalog number:Mount:Size:Watering:Price:
6067_34784" PotBlooming Size (mature flowering size plant)Moist; 3-5 waterings per week (let dry lightly between waterings)
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