Too shaded = no blooms = well developed green leaves. I still have few more orchid species which I haven't seen any improvement yet.They didn't bloom nor died.Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I had switched to organic fertiliser and they seemed to handle to it so well. Too hot/bright sun = flower spikes = burned leaves & holes on them. I often tell them about this very famous nurseries, the ones located in Sg.... To have or not to have. 3 0 obj e^)م�n]�N��X�5�4@�1ڮl:�B�A����s��K�xĎ��5{zd_5m�g�U��R��1����B|cLPp��rɿ���J|8c(sRxw��H�2��G�*�'sP@�Ռ=[B@� `�}�ļ:p�}.� ��� ��R����ۺig��Ŋ�(�)r��/6j*�a�a�;NJpDٚ%s�{�߂ ��ܯ���}n���ԙ?���ųIe��7�����R�H�MR2��lQ�2W=�`'A$!���;�,�,�SR�fPΗ=n32l��������zl>o���,�������xZ���_A�����p�P��D������-�C�� �Nޝ"��\�⃎$7� ��$f�$�˭��i���� � I took some time (killing about two plants I think!) You have to watch out for whiteflies - they just love to infest underneath the leaves and spraying pesticide on them can proof very difficult. Initially, after looking at your photos, I consider using them for landscaping. I forget how I killed it, probably too little water in my zeal to prevent overwatering. Too much sun may cause burnt leaves on them. This comment has been removed by the author.

Spathoglottis plicata is the most common terrestrial (ground dwelling) orchid. Your ground orchid looks stunning :-D. I had once. Will visit your garden blog to view this plant.

Guess we all learn from our mistakes.Thanks Jean for sharing your experience. I think there are better plants that are constant bloomers than this which will do well for landscaping like Blackberry lily, Canna lily and Costus.This one is not so hardy. i just bought one, the garden center cashier said shade. Sunlight and media (no clay) same as yours but require adjustment in terms of location and watering frequency. 0�y �ƈ&�_�#��CT��GQ1�J*�P�1-�y�� Love the fabulous colours of your orchid flowers, James. Though the 40-odd species of Spathoglottis are all terrestrial, tropical orchids, there is some diversity in color and shape. Somehow I find that ants are guarding them - collecting nectar from the flowers so I suspect that they are not giving up this plants easily for other insects to invade this one. I'm green with envy! the one i have has three nice spikes. One of the most popular varieties is the S. plicata, or “ground orchid,” which often grows on roadsides in tropical areas and displays bright purple or white flowers. I had wanted to list all the begonias and their ID with images here. It was tough - I almost killed it with over-fertilising it thinking that it would finally bloom. Hi James, your plants are so lush and free-flowering..

The good part is that the leaves rarely got burned and they beautifully looked like palm leaves. Grows best in well drained soil in partly shaded positions. I found that chemical based fertiliser seemed not to work well with me. Strangely as it may seemed - I find some of the... Schismatoglottis wallichii, I still cannot find any common name on this one so far. I would suggest them instead of those red granules ones - as I almost killed it when I accidentally applied a strong dosage on them. So that's the price you have to pay in getting those blooms. �Ff�=İ_�B����i��[��3��ۤ��O���f�ya��Y��+���Hmw.=�qE{+ YD�Dr[>ێ�\+�[�B��8�̥X3�bI%����X�mN����wM���q���-� ^�T2��i�,�L���v���IMDt*eLEA�-��=`YT���E�x.1�q0�q��t�I���N�4tb� ��(w�q�q��,�Gd��ϛ`˱�EJ:dz���2�qGs>,�f�x{T�N;R2X,�˿pM�^�Iƛ���֑lK�r;s&�ʘ�4����y �1�S=\U�(�h�_KQ���!T�;���Ab4T���q>��Ry��f��h�۹[��,�8�n�����*pTYp�wLa���uO�?Uƕ]��+��jU_&nJ.N��͉ ٬���71V�MU�ζ2S/j�"��xu����>���6 The Flower spike can last almost for 6 months so do take care of it not to prune them when they appear to be leggy. And that is the price to pay in keeping them in shade - they never bloomed. i'm going to keep it in morning sun and see how that works. James, I have this ground orchid also and had similar experience! (Please don't get me wrong - some ants are also a pest - farming ones that they bring mealy bugs and scale insects with them - eradicating those is really hard as you are handling two different species at one time). (I took the trouble to go through my entire blog to hunt down this orchid and found that I actually had avoided writing about it but up-loaded the pictures here and there). Guess my frustrations shows beyond to the cyber world.

They come in a wide variety of colors from purple to white and orange. I have come across many gardeners who had stopped gardening for the fear of mosquito's. Very much earlier it was actually having a strong shaded area. ���L�N��!��di�s�sí3ޯ.Db$�����1�۹��S|S_0Ko��Xb�y��^b��[�k�x�!VMy�? any recommendations for watering? What do you think?By the way, it'd be helpful if you have a search widget for your site... it took me quite a while to find this post. Thanks Stephanie for your thoughts.I guess we have to kill a plant few times in order to understand it better. and if it did - that would be one singular spike with few flowers lasting for a week or two. These need good bright sunlight to bloom. Once they start flowering, it would be a yearly thing and you would look forward in seeing those flower spikes lasting for months and that is a wonderful feeling in knowing that you had made a good decision in keeping this orchid in your garden giving a long-term rewards of blooming for months to come. I love your spathoglottis. It is more less ... Basically I just want to highlight the difference between some of the philodendron species together with Monstera sp. Spathoglottis Plicata seemed to be the common ones where there are no dual tone colours on them - they are either all yellow or white to pink to strong magenta shades. Anyway regardless the scientific descriptions the closest I got was: I believe it is a hybrid - a mix of two different species. i am thinking of keeping on dry side and then very dry after the blooms are done to force blooms.

I'm pretty sure some of my friends would be wondering how to maintain an indoor plant. What I would rec... Do click and Follow me on my weekly Garden my garden stories and endeavors. 2 0 obj Gardening is a big part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal & joy with you. (The last time I saw it in his house - the leaves had turned brown but not dried), So breaking its code of success and secrets is truly a hard nut to crack. I would like to introduce a New Series on Indoor Plants and hope to come up with 10 Best Indoor Plants for Beginners.

u�#�/XNw����ѠOfo}���|�^��������䜜7�Փ�0 !fh>\�w���=>C��쪆��*�_�$dZDrS�Y2����b�gn7�*?�� �cH�~~j/��()ܹW�j��u'�Xf/�A��6�����fC|�Ԍ���v�"!�`U"3���(P2f�sd��CT���I��;;kSv��߾%�Z�)kpF��� ��y� but it doesn't make sense to get it to bloom. They are tropical orchids … I doubt anyone would had hatred it and might had dumped it but more than anything - this one is truly a difficult one to care. Hope it might give you the same results. thanks for your detailed care instructions for spathoglottis. I hope you will be enriched & enjoy my Garden Story. If they still survive in my garden - then I consider that there is still hope.This one proved its worth. Spathoglottis Plicata seemed to be the common ones where there are no dual tone colours on them - they are either all yellow or white to pink to strong magenta shades. I have found mine do best when they get morning sun and afternoon shade. It rarely bloom during those few years (3 years ago - I think). Keep up the good work and i hope you'd enlighten us with your plant info. Softly textured, pleated leaves to 3Ft long emerge in February from egg-shaped pseudobulbs about 2" in diameter. The small and pretty blossoms appear during warm months of the year. Somehow it will be overwhelming to put the whole genes here which ... My Garden is slowly settling to its permanent position where I'm going to maintain what I have currently. Spathoglottis plicata (Purple Ground Orchid) A fairly easy to grow landscaping plant and ornamental pot plant. Spathoglottis plicata is a terrestrial orchid sometimes called the ground or garden orchid. ;), Normally Jacqueline - I allow my plant to go thru natural death. I got 3 pots of them but none of them have leaves as luscious as yours. They are great garden plants and are easy to grow making them a good orchid to start with for beginners. (unless you are not so keen in keeping those spiky florets). I would like to introduce a New Series on Indoor Plants and hope to come up with 10 Best Indoor Plants for Beginners. Do click and Follow me on my weekly Garden my garden stories and endeavors. Good job. Spathoglottis plicata (Ground Orchid) Spathoglottis plicata is a terrestrial orchid sometimes called the Ground Orchid. You have such patience in caring for them in spite of being rarely rewarded with flowers for the earlier years. Welcome to my Tropical Garden Blog in Malaysia. The flowers range in color from white to purple and are borne on erect spikes to 3 ft tall. ��F�d4�P�YJۇ��# ��p���W'�o���ϗA�E�_KWD0��IV�^�m3���c���%+P�q!%��:97M���b,oÊI�]Ss�cH�G[�G��j5��8�IO�c'�xI�}7�(�Q��e��Q���.ZP�x�@@M�!D������1�*�`)��(I�����R7��-�1���h�����P^���. These are the old pictures where the plant only gives out one spike within the year and barely last more than a week or so. I really need to know as I recently managed to get a pot for a steal (just RM8 during the CNY season when they were sidelined). I'm amazed that there are so many versions of their names that I really cannot put a finger and say that this is it. This is actually the top of my book rack, its by the window side .

Seriously, I would have trashed them. There are other plants in the genus, but I've never heard of them in cultivation. It has the look of a wildflower with blooms in purple, peach, yellow or multi-colored. Do share with me your experience with this orchid. This plant grows about a foot tall and spreads slowly. one in bloom, the others to come. They are actually an easy plant for me.

Unlike the common jasmine plant where the flower is one layer, this one have multi-layered like a rose. It was one of my zealous moments where I have decided to just go and see whats happening in this Orchid Garden. Watering is an important concern when considering care for Spathoglottis. ;���á���j�.�u�-�b�ԋv��1��H8l�wz���4��+�XG���������jȎ��T��{��/�'d�"s�����Sh�I��t"�~y��R�E�w�R��lё�2����|� 0��•6v���W��,>��R�ɞB��Zg�FJ������N"d��KSQq���'���b/5Y�b It's a place where I share my process of discovery, experiments and all my trial & errors. <>

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