What is the best thing to feed them? I used bone meal in the soil when they were planted. They haven't bloomed yet, just the long green stalks now. I am in Mesa Arizona. Thanks!
I would suggest an evenly balanced time-release, granular or water-soluble fertilizer, used in accordance to package directions.
This article might help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/peacock-orchid/growing-peacock-orchids.htm
I have a large outdoor planter with vinca. Can I plant peacock orchid in the same planter or will the vinca choke out the orchid?
It is not recommended to plant vinca minor (periwinkle) near other specimens in the flower bed or garden, as it may overtake and choke out valuable plantings. For more information on vinca minor, please visit the following link:
What to do with the baby corms which form on the mother corm of the peacock orchid for overwintering in zone 4 - borderline coastal Maine? All have been dug, cleaned of soil and drying.
Leave the baby corms attached to the mother corms during storage and through planting.
When they are large enough in 2 to 3 years they can be divided.
I planted over 40 peacock orchid corms in the spring and have beautiful foliage, but not a single flower. Do they usually bloom in their first year?
Peacock Orchids need lots of warm sunshine and are late summer bloomers.
The link below will refresh you on the care requirements and help you chick the growing conditions.
Where can I find these? I saw peacock orchid plants in the UK but have not been able to find a supplier in South Africa. Bulbs are available, but they do not deliver outside the UK. Any suggestions where I can order some in South Africa, as I am desperate?
Unfortunately, we cannot recommend specific suppliers. If there is a university near you with a horticulture program, an extension agent or other staff there may be able to help you track them down. Gardening societies and clubs can be another good resource.
the peacock orchid bulb has a hairy end and a pointed cone end which end faces the sun when planted 3 to 5 inches deep?
Paul, here are instructions for planing your peacock orchid bulbs:
Probably a silly question, but, which side goes up? The smooth end or the one with what looks like "chocolate" coming out of it. Thank you.
Position with the pointed side up.
This article will help you.