Arundina graminiüfolia

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Arundina graminiüfolia

21,00 

AgeAdult plant
Type of VaseCultivation pot 9.5cm
SubstrateSphagnum moss
Cultivation LocationInterior / Exterior
Light LevelShade 70%
Temperature15-30ºC

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Description

Arundina graminifolia: The Bamboo Orchid

Arundina graminifolia, also known as the “Bamboo Orchid,” is a charming and exotic species native to tropical Asia. It belongs to a monospecific botanical genus, meaning that the genus Arundina contains only this one species.

Characteristics of Arundina graminifolia:

  • Origin: Found in regions of Southeast Asia, such as India, Nepal, Thailand, China, and Indonesia.
  • Growth Habit: It is a terrestrial orchid forming large clumps, reaching heights between 70 cm and 2 meters.
  • Leaves: It has pleated, linear, elongated, and lance-shaped leaves, resembling bamboo blades. The leaves vary from 9 to 19 cm in length and 0.8 to 1.5 cm in width.
  • Stem: The stem is reed-like and elongated, contributing to its nickname “Bamboo Orchid.”
  • Flowers: Blooming in summer and autumn, it displays open racemes with up to ten splendid flowers. The flowers bloom successively at the branch tips, measuring between 7 and 16 cm.
  • Flower Color: The predominant color of the flowers is lilac-pink, with a white disk in the center and a purple lip, creating an interesting contrast.
  • Fragrance: In addition to its visual beauty, Arundina graminifolia also emits a pleasant fragrance, attracting bees, beetles, and butterflies for pollination.

Caring for Arundina graminifolia:

Cultivating Arundina graminifolia is not a complex task. To ensure its full development, follow these recommendations:

  • Light: Prefers filtered sunlight or partial shade. Avoid direct exposure to strong sunlight for long periods.
  • Climate: Well-suited to equatorial, subtropical, and tropical climates.
  • Temperature: Prefers mild to warm temperatures, ranging from 18°C to 29°C.
  • Irrigation: Keep the substrate moist, but not waterlogged. Water when the surface of the substrate feels dry to the touch.
  • Substrate: Use a well-draining, organic-rich substrate, such as a mix of pine bark, coconut fiber, and worm humus.
  • Fertilization: During the growing season (spring and summer), fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer diluted in water. Reduce fertilization in autumn and winter.
  • Repotting: Every 2-3 years, divide the clumps to renew the plant and stimulate blooming.

Tips for Success:

  • Provide moderate humidity by occasionally misting the plant, especially in dry climates.
  • Support the upright stem with a discreet stake if necessary.
  • Periodically clean the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and pests.

Arundina graminifolia, with its unique appearance and fragrant blooms, is a valuable addition for orchid collectors and ornamental plant enthusiasts. Its upright growth habit and long leaves add a tropical and exotic touch to any setting.

Additional information

Weight0,5 kg
Dimensions10 × 10 × 30 cm

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