The Disa uniflora can't stand temperatures below zero; they should be grown in cold green houses or at least in a place where they are sheltered by the wind; when every risk of late freezings has gone by we can place them outside or remove the protections. Let's locate the plants so that they can enjoy a good diffused brightness, but someplace where they are not directly hit by solar rays.It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.
Generalities Disa uniflora
The Disa uniflora has a shrub- like development. The Disa uniflora is medium in size and 50 cm in height; in the summer it assumes a redpink colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. These plants have a pendolous deportment.
Fertilization Disa uniflora
We suggest fertilizing periodically, every 20-25 days, using a specific fertilizer for orchids, to add to the irrigating water. Let’s avoid using fertilizers during the flowering period and leaving the fertilizer in direct contact with the roots.
Watering Disa uniflora
Water rarely, about once every 1-2 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. Watering by immersion is suggested for orchids: it consists in soaking the containers in water up to the edge, when the soil is moist let's take out the vases and let the excess water drain before putting them back in place.
Treatments Disa uniflora
An insecticide treatment should be applied only if damaging insects have been seen on the plant; vaporizing the product we avoid spraying it on the flowers.
Soil Disa uniflora
Let’s prepare a soft and incoherent soil for these plants, which has an excellent drainage.
Notes - Disa uniflora
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.