Nervilia Culture & Conservation
These Australian species are grown in the Nursery in well
crocked 20 cm or 30cm pots. The growing media is a sandy soil mix with added
leaf mould and dormant tubers are repotted into fresh media annually, at the
beginning of summer. To avoid wet season leaf damage from dripping water,
the plants are grown under cover about +80% shade.
Prolific growers they will multiply in pot by 2 or 3 or more times each season, producing adventitious stolons and new tubers. Leaves also develop to a larger size in cultivation.
Nervilia aragoana; Leaves to 20 cm, 6
to 8 plants in a 20cm pot
Nervilia Dallachyanagreen, greenpurple
flushed, and purple forms. Pot 8 to 10 plants in 20 cm pot, depending on leaf size.
Nervilia peltata. A smaller grower that
will do well in a wider more shallow tray/pot. Below too many in a 30 cm shallow
tray/pot. In cultivation leaves get to 7 cm across.
Nervilia uniflora. Seems to prefer a deep
pot with a little extra shade.Photo of plants getting too much light. Plant 8 to
12 in a 20cm pot.
Nervilia crociformis. David's plant grown
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Australian Nervila species
Nervilia aragoana; Cape York Northern Territory
Nervilia crociformis; Cape York Northern Territory
Nervilia Dallachyana Nervilia discolor; Tropical
Queensland, Northern Territory
Nervilia peltata; Tropical Queensland
Nervilia uniflora; Tropical Queensland