Purple Ground Orchid

(11 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Spathoglottis plicata

Common Names: Purple Ground Orchid, Philippine Orchid

Overview: The Purple Ground Orchid can boost your “Green Thumb” status. Sometimes called the Philippine Ground Orchid, this shade lover grows to about 1 ft. tall and spreads slowly. Some say it has the look of a wildflower, with small pretty blooms framed by pleated, arching leaves.

The Ground Orchid does well when used as a ground cover or under trees. They thrive in well drained soil. In warmer climates, they’ll reward you with year-round blooms. Think of them when you want to add some soft color to a container or indoor grouping.

Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships October 7th - October 14th.
$ 22.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

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The Purple Ground Orchids, also known as indoor orchids, are natively found in South Asia and other islands. These flowers bloom for a long time and are the perfect option for indoor plants. These plants typically prefer warm and moist conditions, which is why they are suitable for tropical regions.

Caring for your Ground Orchid 

To grow the Purple Ground Orchid at home, you must ensure that you take good care of it. With the proper care, your Purple Ground Orchid will grow up to be 1 ft. tall and bloom all year. These plants are best to grow in containers; all you need to ensure is that you follow the suitable protocol, and the plant will grow and bloom beautifully.

Light

This Purple Ground Orchid likes full sunlight. It would help if you kept it where the plant could get full exposure. However, it is best if the sunlight is not direct. You can give the plant 6 hours of indirect sunlight every day. If it does not receive enough sunlight, it will stunt the plant growth, and the flowers will not bloom properly.

Soil

Since the plant is an epiphyte usually grown on big trees in tropical forests, plant owners need to mimic the environment. You can add coconut shells, wood chips, and water moss to the soil for its growth. You can add perlite as the soil substrate and get a well-draining soil designed exclusively for orchids.

Water

These orchids are drought-tolerant but bloom exceptionally well when given adequate water. The growing season is summer, and it is best to water the plant once per week. Come fall, you can reduce watering the plant to 10 days at a time. You can make sure that the air is moist using a mist. Also, keep an eye on the pH level of water; the plant prefers neutral water.

Fertilizer

For the indoor orchids to grow and bloom, you do not need to give them a lot of fertilizer. You can go for a nitrogen-rich fertilizer once in 10 days. This will help with sprouting. During summer, you can use a more balanced fertilizer to prepare your plant to bloom in the fall.

Common Issues

On the whole, the Purple Ground Orchid is an easy plant to grow and does not face a great many problems. However, you must look out for the following common issues. 

Pests

Multiple pests may damage your plant. For instance, Spider mites may feed on the sap of the leaves, or they can be scale insects. Insects will hinder the growth of your plant. You must spray pesticides on your plants immediately and get rid of the insects. Snail and slugs are also very commonly found on the Purple Ground Orchid. 

Disease

Diseases like Anthracnose and Gray Mold are prevalent in the Spathoglottis plicata. Anthracnose and Gray Mold are fungal diseases and can affect your plant during the summer. You will find circular brown spots on the leaves to spot the diseases. You must immediately remove the affected parts and spray a fungicide to get rid of the diseases. 

Other diseases include Southern Blight, Cercospora Blight, and Scotty mold.

Pruning

If you wish to prune the Spathoglottis plicata, you must do it when the flowers have wilted. This will help stop the plant from consuming nutrients that other parts of the plant can use. Pruning wilted flowers will promote the blooming of different flowers. You can also trim the withered leaves and improve the air circulation. Pruning will also help prevent the infestation of insects and diseases. 

Propagation

You can propagate the Purple Ground Orchid in two ways; you can either propagate it using divisions or with the help of cuttings. To propagate with divisions, you can divide the plant first and take it out with the roots intact. You can then cut through the roots and divide them into multiple portions. You can then plant the roots into different containers; make sure to spray them with plenty of water to grow properly. 

If you propagate using cuttings, be sure to use thick and healthy stems and cut them into multiple pieces, and then put them into the substrate. 

Potting / Repotting

There is no need to use a large pot for your Purple Ground Orchid. You can quickly grow it in containers as they do not take up a lot of space. You do not need to re-pot it multiple times as the plant does not grow too big.

Additional information

Zone

11a

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Mature Height

12 in – 18 in

Spacing

3 in – 6 in

11 reviews for Purple Ground Orchid

  1. Deborah Lieb (verified owner)

    They were smaller than the pics sent .

  2. Rita Piltz (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the plant. Are there any other colors

  3. Kathleen Peters Kathleen Peters

    I ju see t purchased the pink purple variety of this orchid. Would like to get the yellow.

  4. Jackie

    Jackie
    Arrived beautifully and timely😘

  5. Jamie Rodriguez (verified owner)

    My ground orchids came beautiful and intact. Great packaging. So happy with my order🌸

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Looks very nice on arrival! Hope I do a good job planting and taking care of it….

  7. Andrea W. (verified owner)

  8. MARIANNE (verified owner)

    Arrived in perfect condition and ready to plant and in bloom. couldn’t ask for more. looking for the yellow version?

  9. Kimen Mitchell (verified owner)

    plant arrived in very healthy condition

  10. Barbara W. (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in perfect condition. Seriously – perfect!

  11. Susan (verified owner)

    Customer service is the best! Plants are healthy and beautiful. They’re already in the ground.

  12. Vicki Lubben (verified owner)

    As always, my plants were carefully packaged and arrived in excellent condition.

  13. Angela M. (verified owner)

    Plants came in a timely manner packed well in great condition.

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