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Disa Genus

Orchid

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Peaty
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Disa genus (Orchid). These are deciduous terrestrial orchids, The plants will arise from tuberous roots and will consist of leafy stem and a single terminal inflorescence. The flowers can be colourful and attractive, they are quite difficult to grow.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Orchids

Origin

Africa's and Madagascar

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

Red spider mites can cause problems.

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