Plant Care Frog-Orchis


About Frog-Orchis

This orchid grows in coniferous and hardwood forests, tundra, prairies, meadows, thickets, coastal heaths, and bogs in shallow, moist areas that are wet in springtime.


Dactylorhiza viridis

Also known as

longbract frog orchid

How to care for Frog-Orchis


How often to water your Frog-Orchis

Water needs for Frog-Orchis
0.5 cups
every 9

Frog-Orchis 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

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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 Frog-Orchis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Frog-Orchis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Frog-Orchis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Frog-Orchis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Frog-Orchis in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Frog-Orchis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Frog-Orchis: 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 Frog-Orchis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Frog-Orchis


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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