Disa bracteata


Disa bracteata

Disa bracteata

Scientific name

A small erect red-flowered orchid of up to 30 cm. Like the rest of the Disa genus it has a single species of pollinator and commonly occurs in areas of mild disturbance.

Also known as Disa micrantha, Disa praetermissa, Monadenia bracteata, Monadenia micrantha

Propagation instructions

By seed

However, the propagation by seeds is much more efficient. Seeds can be sown directly on peat or moss and need not be raised on agar in sterile flasks like most other orchids. Seedling trays are covered with foil to provide extra humidity. As soon as the seedlings are sufficiently vigorous, they can be transferred to a seedling mix and later to the ordinary substrate. Flowers can be expected after two to three years.

By cutting

Multiplies vegetatively by stolons which produce new plants and the species can therefore be propagated by division, which must be done at the right time of year.

References and further reading

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Seedbank Quantity
Arundel Seedbank 200
Total 200
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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Sensitive roots

Disa bracteata is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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