Plant Care Chinese ground orchid

Chinese ground orchid

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Chinese ground orchid has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Chinese ground orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Chinese ground orchid

This plant is a great addition to a partial shade area of the garden with moderate moisture and substantial organic matter in the soil. It likes moist (specifically medium moisture), rich (organically enriched) soil that is well-drained. Its size can be from 1-1.5 ft and spreads 0.5 to 1 feet with a height of 8-12 inches.

Taxonomy

Bletilla striata
Bletilla
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Chinese ground orchid and Hyacinth orchid

How to care for Chinese ground orchid

Water

How often to water your Chinese ground orchid

Water needs for Chinese ground orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese ground 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.

Calculate water needs of Chinese ground orchid

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Chinese ground orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese ground orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chinese ground 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese ground orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chinese ground 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 Chinese ground orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Chinese ground orchid is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Chinese ground orchid

Chinese ground orchid

Chinese ground orchid


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Chinese ground orchid has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Chinese ground orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Chinese ground orchid has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Chinese ground orchid has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Alejandro avatar
@Alejandro
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 396 XP
globe Barstow, California
08/14/2021

Supppeeerrrr easy. I got mines from the 99 cent store as a bulb about 1 month and a half and started as a bulb. It’s about 1ft+ and I keep mines indoor atm I just have crisp leave tips but that’s my fault. So pretty thi

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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