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Epidendrum ibaguense (Crucifix orchid)

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Plant description

epidendrum ibaguense crucifix orchids

epidendrum ibaguense crucifix orchid.

epidendrum ibaguense crucifix orchid,

Epidendrum ibaguense is an easy to grow epiphytic orchid with reed-like stems, leathery leaves, and bright, showy flowers in a range of colours, from red, orange, yellow and pink. They flower in all months of the year, and will bring colour to the garden in the colder months. They are a hardy orchid, needing little attention. They like a frost free climate, and will do well in a sunny to part shaded position. Grow in pots, as well as in the garden, where they will quickly spread into a massed clump. Fertilise through the warmer months to improve flowering.

Propagation is from division of the plant, or from small plantlets that grow on the stems.

 

Further reading: Australian Native Orchids (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red, orange, yellow, pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, bees, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Diseases

Leaf spot fungus

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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