Epidendrum coriifolium - Leather-Like Leaf Epidendrum

Epidendrum coriifolium

Common Name: Leather-Like Leaf Epidendrum

Native to: Mexico and Central America south to Bolivia, Peru, and Venezuela. Epidendrum coriifolium grows in wet tropical and subtropical mountain forests from 350 to 1500 meters in elevation. It can grow on trees, rocks, or in the ground as a terrestrial orchid.

Plant Size: Medium. Epidendrum coriifolium has reed-like stems that have green leaves with purple undersides.

Flower Size: 1.5 to 2 inches (4-5 cm)

Flower Description: The flowers are large and attractive but have a rather unpleasant fragrance. A few to several large purple flowers are produced on a 10 inch (25 cm) tall flower stem that emerges from freshly maturing pseudobulbs.

Bloom Season: Winter.

Growing Temperature: Warm to Cool (Adaptable)

Additional Information: Epidendrum coriifolium is a widespread and adaptable species that is easy to grow mounted on cork or in pots. Provide even moisture and fertilizer throughout the year.

Synonyms: Epidendrum fuscopurpureum, Epidendrum imitans, Epidendrum magnibracteatum, Epidendrum palmense, Epidendrum subviolascens

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