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Spiranthes Genus

Lady's tresses

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Spiranthes genus (Lady's tresses). These are deciduous terrestrial orchids, which grow in soil or leaf moulds. The perennials consist of 3 outer sepals and 3 inner petals. The flowers are colourful and are very attractive.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Orchid

Origin

North America, Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

Cultivation

Except in mild areas, orchids are best grown in pots and kept in greenhouses during cold weather and winter.

Propagation

Division of tubers where possible, or orchids with pseudobulbs may have older leafless ones removed and repotted.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Under glass, red spider mites and aphids.

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