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Disa grandiflora orchid in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Disa Uniflora

 

Disa grandiflora orchid

'Disa' is a flowering perennial growing to 60cm in height, which spreads by stolons. The blooms can be 10 cm across with sepals of scarlet to carmine in color. The middle, upright sepal is pinkish on the inside with scarlet veins. The petals are yellow with red spots at their tops, but pale scarlet at their bases. It blooms during the summer months.

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plant Features
  • Disa grandiflora orchid likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Disa grandiflora orchid likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Disa grandiflora orchid is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Disa grandiflora orchid likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Disa grandiflora orchid

Latin name

Disa Uniflora

type

Orchid

family

Orchidaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Disa grandiflora orchid likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Disa grandiflora orchid is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Disa grandiflora orchid likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Disa grandiflora orchid likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Disa grandiflora orchid is 0.50meters x 0.60meters 0.50 M 0.60 M

Disa Uniflora

'Disa' is a flowering perennial growing to 60cm in height, which spreads by stolons. The blooms can be 10 cm across with sepals of scarlet to carmine in color. The middle, upright sepal is pinkish on the inside with scarlet veins. The petals are yellow with red spots at their tops, but pale scarlet at their bases. It blooms during the summer months.


Where to plant.

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Disa orchids thrive in humidity levels between 50-70 percent. The humidity level can be easily increased in your orchids growing area by placing your orchid on a humidity tray. These are found in orchid specialty stores and sometimes also in home improvement stores. Remember, it is important that your orchid’s roots do not directly sit in the water. When you have high humidity levels, it is equally important to maintain proper air movement to prevent orchid disease from developing. If you notice that your orchid is beginning to develop brown spots on its leaves, this is an indication that you need to increase air circulation. You can increase air movement for your orchid by placing an oscillating fan nearby.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Many orchids do not have a flowering season and flowers may be produced at any time if the right conditions are being met. Terrestrial orchids grown outdoors will mostly flower in the summer months. Flowers can last for several months.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Sometimes small plantlets (keiki) appear from the nodes on the flower stems. Detach the plantlets when they have developed several good roots and pot them up in orchid compost. Water them sparingly at first, but mist them daily. Always use a proprietary orchid compost. Ensure good light levels in winter, as these are essential to encourage flowering. An east- or west-facing window would be ideal. Move to a shadier spot in summer and protect from direct sunshine. When planting terrestrial orchids outdoors, plant in semi-shade, no direct sun at midday. A very suitable place would also be on the north side of a building. Most orchids are woodland plants and therefore prefer cool sites, which do not become too dry and hot during summer. Places where ferns thrive are also suitable for. Don’t plant your orchids close to trees or big shrubs because their roots are effective competition for water and nutrients! Autumn is the best season for planting. Spread out the roots in the upper 10 cm (4 inches) of the soil, the rhizome 2-3 cm (1 inch) below the surface, shoot buds upwards. Fill in the remaining substrate without compressing it, and water thoroughly.

 
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