Epidendrum elongatum - Elongated-lip Epidendrum

Epidendrum elongatum

Common Name: Elongated-lip Epidendrum
Native to: South America and the Lesser Antilles islands. Epidendrum elongatum grows on trees or as a terrestrial orchid from 600 to 1750 meters in elevation.
Plant Size: Medium. Epidendrum elongatum has long stems that have a few leaves near the top.
Flower Size: 1.25 inches (3.75 cm)
Flower Description: Flowers are produced a 24 inch (60 cm) long arching inflorescence. Many flowers bloom on a simple or branched inflorescence.
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Growing Temperature: Warm to Intermediate
Additional Information: Epidendrum elongatum is widespread and adaptable. Grow mounted on cork bark or tree fern or grow in a slatted basket or pot with coarse growing media. Provide water and fertilizer throughout the year. Some authorities classify this species as a synonym of Epidendrum secundum.
Synonyms: Epidendrum secundum?

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