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Ophrys fuciflora

Late spider orchid

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Features

  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ophrys fuciflora (Late spider orchid). A herbaceous orchid with rosettes of lance-shaped to ovate leaves. Flowers are borne in spikes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous or Orchid

Other common names

Orchid

Origin

North Africa, Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are very difficult to cultivate, you will need to grow in leafy, moist, gritty, well-drained soil in partial-shade. You should try and propagate by seeds which should be sown in sterile flasks or tissue culture are the best options.

Propagation

Propagate by seeds which should be sown in sterile flasks or tissue culture are the best options.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails.

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