Epidendrum catillus

Epidendrum catillus

Native to: Columbia, Ecuador, Peru. Epidendrum catillus is found growing in Columbia's Western Cordellera as well as Ecuador's and Peru's wooded savannah regions. It grows on trees or as a terrestrial plant between 750 and 2500 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Medium. Epidendrum catillus is a reed-stem type and has fleshy canes that are clothed in leaves.

Flower Size: 1.25 inches (3 cm)

Flower Description: The flowers develop on a branched or unbranched flower stem that grows to 20 inches (50 cm) high. Several to many flowers are produced and the flowers open up over a long period of time.

Bloom Season: Year-Round

Growing Temperature: Warm to Cool

Additional Information: Epidendrum catillus is another one of several fine reed-stem species in this genus. The large plants make attractive specimens with time. Grow in pots with coarse open media and provide excellent drainage. Even water and fertilizer year-round are required.

Synonyms: Epidendrum vinosum

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