Epidendrum cardiochilum - Heart-Shaped Lip Epidendrum

Epidendrum cardiochilum

Common Name: Heart-Shaped Lip Epidendrum

Native to: Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Epidendrum cardiochilum inhabits warm and cool, wet cloud forest habitats where it grows on trees. It is usually found between 500 and 1400 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Small. Epidendrum cardiochilum produces small pseudobulbs and has two or three long, tongue-shaped leaves.

Flower Size: 0.75 inches (2 cm)

Flower Description: Flowers are moderate in size and have a heart-shaped lip. The inflorescence develops as the growth develops and produces blooms in the winter. Only a few flowers are produced by each growth.

Bloom Season: Winter

Growing Temperature: Warm to Cool

Additional Information: This small Mexican and Central American species has small but attractive flowers and a compact habit. Grow mounted on cork or tree fern. It is adaptable but prefers humidity and constant moisture.

Synonyms: Epidendrum segoviense

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