Disa cornuta is a cool growing Disa found in the grasslands of Southern Africa.
Disa cornuta blooms in the spring. Flowers have purple sepals and white petals and are about 2 cm wide. Plant is usually found in partial to full sun. The plant can grow around 180cm tall.
The plant is found growing near rivers, in rocky and sandy terrain of grasslands from Zimbabwe to South Africa. The plant is found scattered in grasslands from elevations of 150m - 1000m
Disa cornuta should be grown in partial shade and in cool temperatures. The plant is deciduous and should be watered regularly. Use a well drain medium with pH around 6-7.5. Plant can be divided through rhizomes and tubers.
Common Name:Horned Disa
- Disa macrantha Sw., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 210 (1800).
- Disa aemula Bolus, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 22: 69 (1885).
- Disa cornuta var. aemula (Bolus) Kraenzl., Orchid. Gen. Sp. 1: 768 (1900).