‘Moonlit Grape’ Ground Orchid

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Scientific Name: Spathoglottis Sorbet ‘Moonlit Grape’

Common Names: Moonlit Grape Orchid, Cabaret Orchid

Overview: The Moonlight Grape variation of ground orchid is characterized by its lavender purple petals that contain a white stripe through the middle which creates vibrant blooms. Spathoglottis sorbet will create an element of elegance to your home. If you are careful about the environmental requirements and all the other needs, then growing the plant will be an enriching experience. 

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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

The Moonlit Grape Ground Orchids, also known as sorbet ground orchids, are a tropical varietal that thrives as flowering ground covering in outdoors landscaping or as an indoors potted flower with sunny condition. The flowers bloom consistently throughout the year and will last up to six or seven weeks before wilting. These plants typically prefer warm and moist conditions, which is why they are suitable for tropical regions. 

Caring for your Moonlit Grape Ground Orchid 

To grow the Sorbet Ground Orchid at home, you must ensure that you take good care of it. With the proper care, your 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 Moonlit Grape 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 Sorbet 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 orchids if kept outdoors. 

Disease

Diseases like Anthracnose and Gray Mold are prevalent in the Spathoglottis. 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 sorbet, 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 Sorbet 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.

1 review for ‘Moonlit Grape’ Ground Orchid

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Healthy plant arrived quickly after placing order. Emails told me how to unpack as well as the status of my order.

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