Growing of ground orchid in Hopong township succeeds

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People from Naungsone village, Hopong township, Pa’O Self-Administered Zone, Shan State (South) are growing ground orchid and their plants have succeeded.

People from Naungson village, Hopong township, Pa-O Self-Administered Zone, Shan State (South) are growing ground orchid and their plants have succeeded, it is learnt.
U Khon Chit Tun, a ground orchid grower from Naungson village in Hopong township said that the elder people said that the ground orchid is naturally grown in the forest. Later, they have grown the ground orchid on the land on a trial basis and it has succeeded.
The ground orchid is a perennial plant and it will be blossom within a year. The orchid needs a good peat-based, well-drained organic soil mix. But they are fairly adaptable. In the ground, mix some peat in with the soil to create a mixture that will drain well if there is prolonged wet weather. Now, the ground orchid has already been cultivated, it will be blooming in March. The ground orchid fetches at K1,000 per plant. When the plants are ordered from other townships, those are sold for K1,500 per plant, he added.
The ground orchid from Naungson village, Hopong township are conveyed to Hopong, Namkoat and Ban Yin markets. — Pa’O Region (IPRD)/GNLM

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