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Questions About Peacock Orchids

Asked by
sheera711 on
July 14, 2013

Q. Peacock Orchids

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!

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
July 15, 2013
A.

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

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Asked by
seaforfun on
May 3, 2015
4 to 7

Q. can you plant peacock orchid with vinca cover plants

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?

Answered by
shelley on
May 5, 2015
Certified Expert
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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:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/periwinkle/growing-periwinkle.htm

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Asked by
Judi Ekholm on
October 31, 2015
zone 4

Q. corms from peacock orchid

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.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 2, 2015
Certified Expert
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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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/purple-fountain-grass/grow-purple-fountain-grass.htm

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Asked by
Cali.belle on
July 23, 2016
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Q. Peacock orchids

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?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 25, 2016
Certified Expert
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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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/peacock-orchid/growing-peacock-orchids.htm

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Asked by
Griessenc on
December 28, 2016
Cape Town

Q. Bulbs peacock orchid

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?

Answered by
Alisma on
December 29, 2016
Certified Expert
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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.

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Asked by
Paul Riley on
April 2, 2017
Philadelphia, PA 19135

Q. peacock orchid bulb

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?

Answered by
Rena Esset on
April 3, 2017
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Paul, here are instructions for planing your peacock orchid bulbs:
https://www.leafari.com/peacock-orchid-acidanthera-planting-guide.html

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 9, 2018

Q. Peacock Orchid

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.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 10, 2018
Certified Expert
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Position with the pointed side up.
This article will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/peacock-orchid/growing-peacock-orchids.htm

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