Plant Care Bug Orchid

Bug Orchid

Also known as

Anacamptis coriophora alba, Anacamptis coriophora carpetana, Anacamptis coriophora fragrans, Anacamptis coriophora martrinii, Anacamptis coriophora nervulosa, Anacamptis coriophora virescens, Anacamptis fragrans, Anteriorchis coriophora carpetana, Anteriorchis coriophora fragrans, Anteriorchis coriophora martrinii, Anteriorchis fragrans, Anteriorchis fragrans apricorum, Dactylocamptis carpetana, Herorchis coriophora fragrans, Herorchis coriophora martrinii, Orchidactyla carpetana, Orchis carpetana, Orchis cassidea, Orchis cimicina, Orchis coreosmus, Orchis coriophora alba, Orchis coriophora borosiana, Orchis coriophora carpetana, Orchis coriophora cassidea, Orchis coriophora cibiniensis, Orchis coriophora cimicina, Orchis coriophora czeremossica, Orchis coriophora dolichoceras, Orchis coriophora elongata, Orchis coriophora fragrans, Orchis coriophora inodora, Orchis coriophora latifolia, Orchis coriophora lusciniarum, Orchis coriophora major, Orchis coriophora martrinii, Orchis coriophora nana, Orchis coriophora nervulosa, Orchis coriophora odorata, Orchis coriophora polliniana, Orchis coriophora sennenii, Orchis coriophora subsancta, Orchis coriophora symphypetala, Orchis coriophora virescens, Orchis fragrans, Orchis fragrans apricorum, Orchis fragrans elongata, Orchis fragrans polliniana, Orchis martrinii, Orchis nervulosa and Orchis polliniana


Anacamptis coriophora

How to care for Bug Orchid


How often to water your Bug Orchid

Water needs for Bug Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Bug Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bug Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bug Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bug Orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Bug Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bug Orchid: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bug Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Bug Orchid

Bug Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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