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Growing Butterfly Orchid from seed/bulb

Posted by tkhooper 8 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 3, 10 at 11:46

I'm having trouble getting these to bloom. Maybe I'm not planting them correctly? Could someone tell me when, where and how to plant them?


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RE: Growing Butterfly Orchid from seed/bulb

googling 'butterfly orchid' im only getting results for actual orchid species. you said you grew it from seed/bulb which leads me to believe what you're talking about is not an actual orchid. do you know the latin name?


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RE: Growing Butterfly Orchid from seed/bulb

I know it's a type of gladiolus.


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RE: Growing Butterfly Orchid from seed/bulb

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 4, 10 at 11:36

Gladiolus relative Acidanthera?

These aren't winter hardy in my own coastal zone 8 unless container grown and the pot moved someplace protected Nov-Feb. If the corms do survive winter in the ground here, they will likely have gotten too cold overnight for the corms to form blooming stems.

" During the winter, the corms need temperatures of between 40 and 50 degrees. Water well in summer and feed 4 - 6 times during the growing season. Keep corms dry in winter to prevent rot. Rich but well draining soil"


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RE: Growing Butterfly Orchid from seed/bulb

I see my mistake. Thank you so much for letting me know. I'll definitely lift them in winter from now on. I have two croms left to work with. I hope I do this right because I really think they are pretty.


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RE: Growing Butterfly Orchid from seed/bulb

i'm wondering if the winter damaged bulbs will make offsets? If so maybe I should try replanting them in a very rich soil next spring rather than throwing them out. What do you think. Do these make offsets like other bulbs?


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