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Epidendrum difforme

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen shades, white

Description

Epidendrum difforme (Orchid). An epiphytic orchid from Central and Southern America.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

C & S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

In temperate climates, they need to be grown in greenhouses. Can be grown in pots but also on slabs of bark. Weak foliar feeds can be added to the sprays.

Propagation

Older leafless pseudobulbs which can be removed for replanting, or from new growth which may appear from the bottom of the plant.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to red spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs.

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