Epidendrum costatum - Ruby-lipped Epidendrum

Epidendrum costatum

Common Name: Ruby-lipped Epidendrum

Native to: Mexico. Epidendrum costatum grows on the branches of large oak trees in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Frequently it is found in the same habitat and range of Epidendrum oaxacanum.

Plant Size: Medium

Flower Size: Small

Flower Description: The flowers of Epidendrum costatum bloom over a long period of time on a flower stem that develops from the top of maturing stems. Few to many flowers are produced per growth.

Bloom Season: Winter

Growing Temperature: Warm to Intermediate

Additional Information: This species was first described in 1945 and is known for its ruby-colored lip. Flowers are attractive and desirable. Grow mounted on cork bark or in a pot with a coarse, open growing media. Provide humidity and water throughout the year.

Synonyms: None.

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