• Bletilla striata
  • Bletilla striata
  • Bletilla striata
  • Bletilla striata
    Bletilla striata
    Bletilla striata
    Bletilla striata
    Bletilla striata
    Bletilla striata

Bletilla striata

Hardy Orchid, Common Bletilla, Hyacinth Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid, Japanese Ground Orchid
Size: Flowering-size pseudobulbs

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Quick Overview

  • Hardy orchid
  • Very easy to grow
  • Delicate magenta flowers
  • Palm-like pleated leaves
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Description

Bletilla striata is a small highly attractive terrestrial orchid with delicate magenta flowers and pleated sword-shaped leaves resembling the foliage of a palm seedling. It is probably the easiest of all the orchids to grow and will usually flower in its first season. Its no-fuss I-am-not-a-Diva approach to life makes Bletilla striata a great choice for someone wishing to grow their first orchid without the worry of an exacting cultivation regime. It likes an organic humus-rich but light, free-draining and friable soil and this is best achieved by the addition of some sand and perlite to the mix. Ideally, Betilla striata shoud be be kept just moist throughout the growing season, benefiting from an occasional liquid feed. It does well in both full sun or partial shade and will flower in the spring and summer months over a long extended period, often flowering for a second time in late summer. As the cold weather sets in, watering should stop and it needs to be kept dry during the winter dormant months. Its leaves turn brown and eventually drop in the cold weather and if grown outdoors a thick mulch of leaves and bark will help to protect its corm-like pseudobulb. Planting in an understory of jungle or woodland plants gives extra winter protection and it is also highly successful grown in clumps in a medium-sized container where its elegant charm can be more easily appreciated. Growing it in a pot also enables you to bring it in under cover for the winter.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Orchidaceae
Sub-Family Epidendroideae
Synonyms Bletia gebina, Bletia hyacinthina, Bletia hyacinthina var. gebina, Bletia striata, Bletilla elegantula, Bletilla gebina, Bletilla hyacinthina, Bletilla striata var. albomarginata, Bletilla striata f. gebina, Bletilla striata var. gebina, Calanthe gebina, Coelogyne elegantula, Cymbidium hyacinthinum, Cymbidium striatum, Epidendrum striatum, Gyas humilis, Jimensia nervosa, Jimensia striata, Limodorum hyacinthinum, Limodorum striatum, Polytoma inodora, Sobralia bletioides
Geographical Origin Asia: Eastern Tibet, China, Japan, Korea
Cultivation Sun or partial shade. Loose, free-draining, slightly acidic substrate
Eventual Height 30cm
Eventual Spread 30cm
Hardiness Hardy. Keep dry during winter dormancy. A geophyte that appreciates some protection in heavy frost and long periods of sub-zero temperatures

Bletilla striata

Hardy Orchid, Common Bletilla, Hyacinth Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid, Japanese Ground Orchid
Size: Flowering-size pseudobulbs

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £5.99

Special Price: £5.75

  • Buy 2 for £5.50 each and save 5%
  • Buy 4 for £5.25 each and save 9%
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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