Plant Care Fly Orchid

Fly Orchid

Also known as

Arachnites musciflorus, Epipactis myodes, Malaxis myodes, Ophrys ambusta, Ophrys insectifera apiculata, Ophrys insectifera bombifera, Ophrys insectifera dubia, Ophrys insectifera longibracteata, Ophrys insectifera luteomarginata, Ophrys insectifera myodes, Ophrys insectifera ochroleuca, Ophrys insectifera parviflora, Ophrys insectifera rotundata, Ophrys insectifera subbombifera, Ophrys insectifera subinsectifera, Ophrys insectifera tytecana, Ophrys insectifera virescens, Ophrys insectifera viridiflora, Ophrys muscaria, Ophrys muscifera, Ophrys muscifera apiculata, Ophrys muscifera bombifera, Ophrys muscifera dubia, Ophrys muscifera longibracteata, Ophrys muscifera ochroleuca, Ophrys muscifera parviflora, Ophrys muscifera rotundata, Ophrys muscifera subbombifera, Ophrys muscifera virescens, Ophrys muscifera viridiflora, Ophrys musciflora, Ophrys myodes, Orchis muscaria, Orchis muscifera, Orchis musciflora and Orchis myodes


Ophrys insectifera

How to care for Fly Orchid


How often to water your Fly Orchid

Water needs for Fly Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Fly 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 Fly Orchid in your home

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

Fly 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 Fly Orchid

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Fly Orchid

Fly 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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