Epidendrum calanthum

Epidendrum calanthum

Common Name: Beautiful Blooming Epidendrum

Native to: Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru. This widespread species grows in a wide variety of habitats and is very adaptable to local conditions. Epidendrum calanthum grows on either trees or as a terrestrial plant in tropical mountain forest from 220 to 2200 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Medium to Large. The stems are reed-like and leafy.

Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: The colorful flowers bloom on an 8 inch (20 cm) tall stem that produces many flowers that open over a long period of time. Flower stems emerge from recently matured reed-stems.

Bloom Season: Spring to Summer

Growing Temperature: Cool

Additional Information: Epidendrum calanthum is widespread and adaptable and easy to cultivate if its needs are met. Provide high humidity and ample water with bright light. Grow in a pot with a course, free-draining growing media. There are many color forms available in the trade and they are worth seeking out for specialty growers.

Synonyms: Epidendrum caucae, Epidendrum chrysostomum, Epidendrum decipiens, Epidendrum filomenoi, Epidendrum huanucoense, Epidendrum ibaguense var. confluens, Epidendrum laetum, Epidendrum paytense, Epidendrum pristes, Epidendrum schomburgkii var. confluens

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