Genus of terrestrial orchids (not epiphytes, they grow from the ground) with linear green leaves and pseudobulbs.
Latin name: Bletilla striata
They require high air humidity, part shade and humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils.
Plant in groups and floral arrangements.
Propagated by division in early spring.
Perennial with broad leaves and fuchsia-coloured flowers, borne in spring and early summer.