|Poor Man's Orchid - Schizanthus|
Poor Man's Orchid - Schizanthus wisetonensis
The Poor Man's Orchid (Schizanthus), also called the Butterfly Flower, is an annual that will grow to a height of one to two feet in a neat rounded clump and will produce masses of orchid like flowers usually from mid summer through to early fall.
LIGHT: Schizanthus prefers full sunlight but will grow and bloom in diffused light in a south facing window
TEMPERATURE: Prefers cooler, moist conditions. Avoid extremes of heat or cold.
WATER: Water regularly. Prefers moist soil through out the season, don't let it dry out. Feed it every two weeks with a standard 20-20-20 water soluble Plant food.
While the seeds are slow to germinate, bedding plants are usually available from your local garden center in the early spring.