Spiral Scrubber, rare orchid in the garden
The spiral twist is one of the rather rare perennial representatives of the Orchidaceae family. This short (10-35 cm) above-ground orchid has oblong tuberous tuberous roots and elongated basal leaves of a bright green color that are dying at the end, which die by the time of flowering. At this time, rosette of leaves and shoots of the next year develop on the same rhizome of the scutellaria. Their growth begins in early summer, when small (5-10 cm long), dense, spike-shaped inflorescences spirally twisted around their central axis are formed. Numerous white or pink flowers, slightly pubescent on the outside, exude a pleasant aroma of vanilla. The fruit of a nibbler is a dry box with seeds ripening in October.
Spiral twist (Spiranthes spiralis) - herbaceous plant; type species of the genus Scruff (Spiranthes) of the Orchidaceae family (Orchidaceae).
Conditions for twisted spiral
This plant is a mesophyte adapted to live in an environment with sufficient, but not excessive moisture in the soil and air. This Mediterranean-European species in natural conditions grows in small groups on moist edges, forest glades, low grass meadows, grassy mountain slopes. Scribbler can be found in the Lviv region and in the mountains of Transcaucasia.
Growing spiral twist
The spiral gusset in the culture can be grown both in the ground, and in gravel, and in sand, preferably on clay or peaty substrates. The plant loves sunny areas, but tolerates some shading. Lovingly. It tolerates waterlogging of the soil and even waterlogging.
For planting, a mixture of peat and low-fertile loam with the addition of lime and chalk is recommended. An ideal substrate for twisting is a special medium-sized soil mixed with nutritious clay balls.
Scrubber propagated by seeds and vegetatively (division of rhizomes). After seed germination, the young plant sits underground for a long time. Green leaves appear only in the 8-11th year, and flowering begins in the 13-15th year.
An adult scrubber has two ripened tubers and a rosette of four to eight small leaves that remain green until June. A new outlet is formed in September. In the same month, the twisted blossoms. You can use the plant for decorating the low-lying moist areas of the garden.