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Disa racemosa

Disa racemosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diseae
SubTribe: Disinae
Genus: Disa
Species: D. racemosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Disa racemosa
L. f. 1782


Disa racemosa is a disa species found in South Africa.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the swampy areas of South Africa along streams at elevations of 250 to 1500 meters

CultureEdit

Keep tubers loose in sphagnum moss and plant in a mixture of sphagnum moss and perlite. Plant should be kept cool and in partial to full sun. Keep pot sitting in about 2 inches distilled water and change periodically. Always use purified water because plant is sensitive to minerals and repot annually. Avoid fertilization or use extremely less than recommended dosage. Plants require fire to bring to bloom.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Racemose Disa

SynonymsEdit

  1. Disa secunda Sw. 1800
  2. Satyrium secundum Thunb. 1794

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