Epidendrum clavatum - Purple Epidendrum

Epidendrum clavatum

Common Name: Purple Epidendrum

Native to: Costa Rica south to northern South America. Epidendrum clavatum is widespread and common. It grows on trees in warm tropical forests where it grows on trees.

Plant Size: Medium. Epidendrum clavatum has pseudobulbs with one leaf.

Flower Size: 1.5 inches (6.5 cm)

Flower Description: Flowers are large and attractive and bloom on a 10 inch (25 cm) long stem. The flower stem develops on freshly matured pseudobulbs. Fragrant.

Bloom Season: Spring to Summer

Growing Temperature: Warm

Additional Information: This fragrant species grows well in pots. Provide even water and fertilizer year-round. Sometimes the flower stem produces "keikis" or baby plants. These can be separated from the stem when they have roots and propagated.

Synonyms: Epidendrum purpurascens

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