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Disa

Disa spp.

RedDisa by Magdapienaar (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Disa Overview

Diverse genus with approximately 185 herbaceous, tuberous species in the flowering plant, Orchidaceae family of orchids. Most species are terrestrial and grow in or on the soil, some are epiphytic and able to grow without the need for soil substrate, instead gleaning nutrition from their immediate surroundings. Some are lithophytes, these plants grow without soil in or on rocks. Most species are indigenous to tropical and Southern Africa, Madagascar, Réunion and the Arabian Peninsula. Capable of growing to a maximum height of around 1m in height, these plants produce beautiful flowers in a wide range of colours including red, green, brown, orange, yellow, white, blue, purple and pink. Flowers are produced in clusters on raceme or corymb structures and their top petals are fused into a hooded structure, with two free petals at the base. Flowers often have attractive venation or speckled patterning on the inner petal surfaces.

Common problems with Disa

How to propagate Disa

Division

Division of tubers where possible.

Tubers

Other uses of Disa

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

Damp | Soil Specific

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