Epidendrum baumannianum

Epidendrum baumannianum

Native to: Mexico south to Ecuador. Epidendrum baumannianum grows in tropical rainforests at low elevation on steep banks. Sometimes, it is found in close proximity to ant nests. It grows on trees and rocks and even occasionally as a terrestrial plant.

Plant Size: Large. Epidendrum baumannianum has upright reed-like stems that have numerous elliptical leaves.

Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: Flowers are attractive and reasonably large and showy. The flowers open up over time for an extended bloom season and are produced on a 20 inch (50 cm) tall unbranched flower stem.

Bloom Season: Winter to Spring

Growing Temperature: Warm.

Additional Information: Epidendrum baumannianum was named in honor of a French gardener from the late 1800's. This species is closely related to Epidendrum radicans. Grow in a pot with good drainage and loose, open potting medium. Provide even moisture and moderate fertilizer. This species and its hybrids are commonly used as potted garden plants in tropical climates.

Synonyms: Epidendrum hawkesii

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