Propagation methods of Calanthe discolor

Written by Maggie

Jan 07 2021

Propagation methods of Calanthe discolor

Calanthe discolor is often propagated by meristematic tubers. It can be done in autumn and spring. The following are details of the propagation method of  Calanthe discolor in autumn and spring.

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Autumn propagation method of Calanthe discolor

Paopagating areas

In autumn, calanthe discolor is generally used as a perennial flower, which is best cultivated in the area south of the Yangtze River.

Select material

The selection area, of course, is to choose the year, and there are tender tubers, have been selected tubers cut into small pieces, each should have a bud 1 ~ 2.

The preparatory work

In the prepared loose and fertile soil, dig holes 10 ~ 13cm deep according to row spacing 33cm and plant spacing 23 ~ 25cm. Dig as many holes as you want ~ then flatten the bottom of the holes and plant each hole into 3 seed stems.

Key to propagating Calanthe discolor

When planting Calanthe discolor, the bud mouth should be triangular staggered, placed flat at the bottom of the hole.

Plant care 

After planting, cover with fine soil or ash, pour one time thin human and animal dung water, cover with soil, flush with the furrow.

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The spring propagation method of Calanthe discolor

Applicable area

It is used for potted plants and in areas where the temperature is low and the wintering ground is not possible, such as the northern part of China, which is more suitable for breeding at this time.

The propagation method

The false bulbs are removed from the pot in May every year after the shriveled orchid blooms.

Cut off the old roots and residual branches, divide them into single pieces, store them in a dry and cool place, and plant them when the new buds grow to 5cm.

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