Ground orchids make a great border plant; they can also be planted along a walkway to add incredible visual interest and an exotic touch to the area. These plants are easy to care for and look amazing when planted in mass groupings. The fan-like foliage also adds visual interest to the plant, making it a favorite in any partially shaded spot in the garden. Pair with the orange bird of paradise and the heliconia to create a tropical tableau in your backyard.
Plant in an area with dappled shade and good drainage. Feed these exotic beauties in the spring and summer with a time-release fertilizer for tropical plants. If they have difficulty blooming, add a dose of liquid fertilizer 4 weeks after the initial feeding. Prune back the flower stalks as they fade to keep the plant looking clean and fresh.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Exotic flower, great boarder plant, looks great in mass plantings
Purple and yellow
Water daily until established then as needed.
9b and above
Spring and summer, use a fertilizer for tropical plants
Full sun in the morning or evening, partial sun during the hot periods of the day
2-5 feetand about 3 feet wide
In colder zones use in containers.
Podocarpus, mandevilla, hibiscus, orange bird of paradise