Purple Epidendrum Ground Orchid (Spathoglottis Plicata)

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Plant Specifications

Plant Name Purple Epidendrum Ground Orchid (Spathoglottis Plicata)
Mature Height 1-2 feet
Mature Width 1-2 feet
Spacing 1-2 feet apart
Sunlight Partial Sun/Shade
Temperature Tolerance 60-80°F
Watering Needs Medium (Every 1-2 weeks)
Growth Rate Slow to moderate
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with bright, indirect light
Flowering Time Late spring to early summer
Origin Native to Southeast Asia
Unveil the enchanting allure of the Purple Epidendrum Ground Orchid (Spathoglottis Plicata). This captivating orchid variety is adored for its deep purple blossoms that appear on elegant spikes, gracefully towering over its broad, pleated foliage, adding a touch of exotic elegance to any garden or indoor setting.

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How to Grow
The Purple Epidendrum Ground Orchid flourishes in partial to full sunlight. It favors well-draining soil that remains consistently moist but never waterlogged. Perfectly suited for USDA zones 10-11, this orchid is sensitive to cold but can tolerate heat, reflecting its tropical heritage.

Care Tips
Water the orchid regularly to maintain soil moisture without causing saturation. Due to its tropical nature, it benefits from higher humidity levels. Feeding the plant with a balanced orchid fertilizer every two to four weeks during its active growth phase will encourage stunning blooms.

The striking blooms of the Purple Epidendrum Ground Orchid make it an exceptional choice for borders, container gardens, or as an individual specimen. Its radiant flowers act as a captivating focal point, embodying the spirit of exotic landscapes.

Planting Tips
Select a location with adequate drainage to prevent root rot. If opting for a container, make sure it includes enough drainage holes. Use an orchid-specific mix or a blend of potting soil and perlite for the soil. Ensure the plant's roots are covered while keeping the stem above the soil surface.

Regularly check the foliage for yellowing or damaged leaves and remove them to maintain the orchid's aesthetic appeal. If the plant becomes overcrowded or overgrown, consider dividing it in spring to encourage more vigorous growth.

Note: The Purple Epidendrum Ground Orchid is not just a visual spectacle; it is also relatively straightforward to care for, making it a beloved choice among both beginner and seasoned gardeners looking to infuse their spaces with a hint of tropical beauty.


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