Epidendrum bractiacuminatum - Gradually-Tapering-Floral-Bract Epidendrum

Epidendrum bractiacuminatum

Common Name: Gradually-Tapering-Floral-Bract Epidendrum

Native to: Ecuador. Epidendrum bractiacuminatum is another large-growing terrestrial orchid native to cool cloud forests. It grows between 2100 and 2200 meters in elevation and its habitat is partially protected by the Guacamayo Cloudforest Reserve.

Plant Size: Large. The tall canes are erect and have many leaves spaced along the length of the stem.

Flower Size: size

Flower Description: The flowers of Epidendrum bractiacuminatum vary in color. Many flowers are produced on a flower spike that emerges from the top of maturing reed-stem growths. The flowers open up over a long period extending the flower show for many months.

Bloom Season: Late Spring to Fall

Growing Temperature: Cool

Additional Information: Epidendrum bractiacuminatum is closely related to Epidendrum macrostachyum but differs in minor floral details. Grow in cool conditions in a well-drained pot with quality terrestrial orchid mix. Cool, humid conditions and even moisture practically guarantee success.

Synonyms: None.

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