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Spathogattis plicata/Philippine Ground Orchid

Spathogattis plicata / Spathogattis plicata
Sprays of exotic flowers with aspidistra-like foliage
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Sprays of exotic flowers with aspidistra-like foliage

Flowers and foliage in an interior planting

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Scientific Name: Spathogattis plicata
Common Name: Philippine Ground Orchid
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a tropical plant that is normally grown in pots, but can be grown outdoors in frost-free areas of the country. Ground orchids grow best in a fertile, well drained soil in filtered light. The blooms are produced on tall stems and last for a considerable period. Groom plants periodically by removing old spent flowers and brown foliage. Fertilize plants with a water soluble formulation during the active growing season.