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Spathoglottis plicata

Ground-Orchid

Spathoglottis plicata Blume

spayth-oh-GLOT-is plie-CAY-tuh

Orchidaceae

 

Explanation of name: Spathoglottis means spathe tongue, presumably in reference to the labellum. Plicata means plicate, or pleated, describing the leaves.

 

Natural range: Tropical Asia

 

Recognition: Ground orchids to about 18, with pleated leaves and purplish flowers. Additional species and hybrids may be encountered with yellow or white flowers. The Primrose Hybrids are crosses between S. plicata and S. aurea.

 

Landscape uses: A perennial bedding plant capable of filling space for years with bright flowers. Escapes cultivation (WU2)

 

Botanical

English

FL native

Growth form

Flowering season

Typical dimensions

Suggested spacing

Cultural conditions

Problems

Spathoglottis

plicata

Ground Orchids

Exotic

Perennial

Warm months

 

To 18

3-6

(DAV)

PS

WD

ME

RS

(DAV, and see discussion)

Escaped from cultivation (WU2)

 

 


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