Disa uniflora

Steve Marak samarak@gizmoworks.com
Wed, 19 Oct 2005 21:54:17 PDT
There are lots of Disa resources on the web, but for others (like me) with the
restless urge to grow disas in unsuitable climates, I recommend Wally Orchard's
website at:


He grows disas in the US Pacific NW, offers lots of advice about culture ("It's
the water!"), periodically sells plants and seeds (disas can be grown from seed
without the fuss required for most orchids), and sends out an e-mail disa
newsletter now and then, usually with more of those stunning pictures, and will 
add your address to it if you like.

They are easy to know how to grow well - just read what he says
(http://worchard.home.comcast.net/beautifulbutdange…) - but hard to
actually grow well, because they don't seem to tolerate much variation from
what they want. For me, it's the coolish root zone temps ... everything else I
can provide easily in the same trays as carnivorous plants or other orchids. (I
find phrags give a similar effect - in slightly less vibrant colors - and are
much easier to grow.) But they're so beautiful I can't resist them. 


On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 blweintraub1@earthlink.net wrote:

> Wow! For those of us who love hot colored flowers, this disa is a must-have.
> Any chance that it will grow in the high, dry and cold intermountain western
> US?
> Thanks,
> - Barbara Weintraub
> Santa Fe, New Mexico
> USDA zone 5b/6a

-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com

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