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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).
Flower colour: red, orange, yellow, pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, bees, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Leaf spot fungus
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.