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Epidendrum ibaguense

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.75m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourRed-orange, yellow
  • Leaf ColourYellow green

Description

Epidendrum ibaguense (Orchid). This is a terrestrial or prostrate straggly plant which is native to Central and South America. It has long thin pseudobulbs to 2m tall, the yellow-green leaves have a leathery texture. The red or yellow flowers appear all-year-round and are profuse, each flower stem will have up to 20 open at any one time.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Orchid

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

Propagate by division or by removing rooted offsets.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to red spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs.

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