Epidendrum bracteolatum - Small-Bracted Epidendrum

Epidendrum bracteolatum

Common Name: Small-Bracted Epidendrum

Native to: Ecuador, Peru. Epidendrum bracteolatum grows on trees in low-elevation dry forests.

Plant Size: Medium. Epidendrum bracteolatum has jointed, elongated, plump pseudobulb that have two or three green leaves.

Flower Size: 1.25 inches (3 cm)

Flower Description: The flowers of Epidendrum bracteolatum are white and bloom on a 16 inch (40 cm) long flower stem that develops at the tip of mature pseudobulbs. The flower stem has many flowers that are clustered near the top. Flowers emit a pleasant fragrance during the evening.

Bloom Season: Fall to Spring

Growing Temperature: Warm

Additional Information: This species is an interesting mixture between a pseudobulb-like Encyclia and a tall reed-stem Epidendrum. Grow mounted on cork bark, tree fern, or drift wood. As an alternative to mounted culture, this species may also be grown in a pot with a coarse, free-draining media. Provide ample water and fertilizer during periods of active growth and let the plant dry slightly during the winter when temperatures are cooler. A warm, bright spot in the Cattleya greenhouse is a good location for this plant.

Synonyms: Epidendrum collare, Epidendrum leucopyramis

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