Blettila striata- 365 days of orchids – day 886

Another first for 365 Days is the hardy species from China, Korea and Japan.

We grow this species in pots in our temperate section growing in a terrestrail mix of soil based compost, composted bark and grit. The species becomes dormant in the winter when we stop watering unitl the spring when the new leaves emerge followed by the delicate flowers on thin stems.

We grow the species with minimum 6C although it can be grown cooler and several people grow the species successfully as a garden plant.


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  1. A Jones says:

    Why does this Orchid grow in a soil based compost, unlike your other orchids? What makes it different to need a different type of compost?