Schizanthus pinnatus mix - 100 seeds
Schizanthus pinnatus or Angel Wings, colorful cool-weather flower grows blooms that look amazingly like that of the orchid plant. Orchids have gotten a reputation for being picky flowers to grow successfully. Deserved or not, this reputation scares off a lot of novice gardeners. If you love the look of orchids but don’t want to worry about fussy plants, poor man’s orchid plants may be the ideal solution to your gardening dilemma.
Schizanthus care mostly consists of keeping away unpleasant environmental factors and letting the plants grow. Once the seedlings reach 3 inches tall, pinch the ends of the stems to encourage them to branch out and grow bushy. Plant the seedlings in rich, well-drained soil where they will get morning sun and afternoon shade. Poor man’s orchid is a relatively rapid grower, and will soon reach its full height of 18 inches, branching out into a fluffy bush. While poor man’s orchids do well in shaded beds, they thrive in planters, hanging pots and indoor windows. Place them where they will receive cool breezes and morning sun, then move the pots to a shaded spot in the afternoon. Wait until the soil is almost dry before watering each time, as the roots are subject to rot if they stay too moist.