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Orchid 'Epidendrum radicans'

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Epidendrum radicans

The forests of Central America are set ablaze by the flowers of this amazing fire-star orchid, the Epidendrum radicans. Epidendrum radicans is a real eye-catcher with its red-orange bundles of flowers. These grow on long thin stems that protrude far above the foliage. Epidendrum radicans is easy to care for with a beautiful result. This special variant is not yellow-orange, but pink-yellow.

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Epidendrum radicans
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Epidendrum radicans Epidendrum radicans Epidendrum radicans
Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
limited

Product info

Epidendrum radicans occurs in the cool mountainous regions of Central America. The plant can grow to about 40cm. The lanceolate leaves alternate up the base of the flower stem. There can be more than ten different flower stems on a plant, with flowers growing in bundles at the end of these stems. The petals are pink and the serrated lip provides a yellow accent resembling a flame.

Height:
14 cm
14 cm
Width:
8 cm
8 cm
Adult height:
40 cm
40 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Growth habit:
Climbing
climbing
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Properties:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

Epidendrum radicans is an easy to care for orchid. Unlike many other orchids, this species needs a lot of diffused sunlight. Keep the temperature warm around 23°C, but away from heating. Keep humidity at a normal level. Water with rain or distilled water. As a substrate, use a mixture of moss and perlite that you keep constantly moist, but not soaked. Fertilize the Epidendrum radicans once every 2 weeks with orchid food at half strength to grow larger flower bundles.Cut old flower stems, leaves and flowers from the plant with disinfected pruning shears.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Large
large
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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