Bletilla striata
Chinese Ground Orchid

It was last summer when I was given a small plant that had leaves a little. It has had lovely pink flowers from April. The American woman who gave it to me said that it grew so rapidly that she divided its root into some pieces after the flowers had faded. Now it's in a small pot. It might be better for me to do like she did.

Wrote on May 16 2004.