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Bletilla striata

Bletilla striata - flower bulbs and perennial plants from Holland

SKU
1000053
Plant Size: 1
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Package Content: 1 bare root plant

Product Description - Bletilla striata

Bletilla striata

Bletilla striata or Bletilla hyacintha is a member of the Orchid family. It grows naturally in China and Japan. It is therefore also known as the Chinese ground orchid or Japanese marsh orchid.

It is a perennial herbaceous terrestrial plant. It usually grows just below or at soil level. It produces underground rhizomes, so-called pseudobulbs, which are spherical in shape. The pseudobulbs are very similar to bulbs (as are most orchids). Long (20-30 cm) oval leaves emerge from them in spring. The leaves are also thin, pleated, lanceolate, ribbed, with pointed ends, green in colour. The leaves are gathered in groups of 4-8 along a central thick stem. They resemble a small palm tree. Therefore the plant looks great even when it is not flowering. This orchid looks a lot like a gladiolus. A flower stalk grows from the centre of the leaves to produce 6-10 fragrant flowers. They are very showy and embody sophistication! The flowers are 3 - 5 cm in diameter. Their shape is bell-shaped. Their colour is pink or pink-white. Flowers appear in April. The petals and sepals are arranged alternately around the centre of the flower. The lower petal in the middle, the labellum, is heavily modified, ruffled and resembling a lip. It is broad, toothed, slightly wavy, trefoil-shaped, brightly speckled in colour. The stamens and peduncles are interspersed with each other. Flowers are odourless or faintly scented. Flowering may last up to 3 weeks. This plant is widely used in phytotherapy.

Bletilla is suitable for beginner flower growers! This garden orchid can be grown outdoors and at home on a windowsill. It grows and develops well in the penumbra. When grown in the sun or in places where it is dry, the leaves of the Bletilla are thick and leathery (so they retain moisture). In the shade, the leaves are thin and long. The plant loses its leaves in autumn. It overwinters in the open ground only if it is well mulched. It is quite frost-resistant: it withstands -29-24 ° C. But it does not tolerate frosts. During the growing season in spring and summer, it is advisable to keep the plant at temperatures below 20 °C during the day. The temperature can be a few degrees lower at night. A humidity of 40-70% is recommended. Lives for 5-15 years or more.Flowering period: mid-spring to early summer.

 


Product Details - Bletilla striata

Bletilla striata
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Price per package€4,95
SubvarietiesBletilla (Garden Orchid), Summer Flowering Bulb
Plant Height30-45 cm
Plant Size1
Flower ColourPurple
Leaf ColourGreen

How to Plant - Bletilla striata

Bletilla striata

Guide and tips for planting Gladiolus bulbs

  • Choose the planting location: Gladiolus bulbs prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Avoid planting in areas with standing water or where the soil remains soggy after rainfall.

  • Prepare the soil: Loosen the soil and remove any weeds or debris from the planting area. Amend the soil with compost or organic matter to improve the soil's fertility and drainage.

  • Plant the bulbs: Dig a hole that is about 8-12 cm deep and place the Gladiolus bulb with the pointed end facing up. Space the bulbs about 12-24 cm apart.

  • Cover the bulbs: Cover the Gladiolus bulbs with soil and gently press down to remove air pockets. Make sure the soil level is even with the surrounding soil.

  • Water the bulbs: Give the bulbs a thorough watering after planting to settle the soil around them. Gladiolus bulbs prefer consistently moist soil, so water them regularly, but avoid over-watering as this can cause rot.

  • Stake the plants: Gladiolus plants can grow tall and may need to be staked for support. Insert stakes into the ground near the bulbs before they start growing to avoid damaging the plant later on.

  • Monitor the bulbs: Gladiolus bulbs typically take about 2-3 weeks to emerge from the soil, so be patient. Once they emerge, water and fertilize regularly to encourage healthy growth. Gladiolus plants can bloom in mid to late summer and may require occasional fertilization throughout the growing season.

Delivery - Bletilla striata

Bletilla striata

Secure delivery across Europe 

We deliver flower bulbs, seeds, perennials, roses and other plants to more than 30 countries across Europe. The standard delivery charge is added on orders depending on the country where you live.
To guarantee the best result and quality of our plants and bulbs, we dispatch all our orders at the right planting period. We monitor harvests in The Netherlands and weather conditions across Europe and start shipping our orders according to the following schedule:

  • Summer Flowering Bulbs (dahlias, gladioli, begonias, etc.) - from 1 March until 1 June.
  • Spring Flowering Bulbs (tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, etc.) - from 18 September until 1 December.
  • Seeds and Garden Tools – all year round
  • Roses, Perennials (except peonies), Bushes and other plants in pots - from 1 March until 1 June.

Product Reviews - Bletilla striata

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Package Content: 1 bare root plant
Plant Size: 1
€4,95
Bletilla striata
Bletilla striata

Bletilla striata