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Epidendrum macrocarpum

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Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epidendrum (ep-ih-DEN-drum) (Info)
Species: macrocarpum (ma-kro-KAR-pum) (Info)
Additional cultivar information: (natural hybrid)

Synonym:Epidendrum incisum
Synonym:Epidendrum schomburgkii
Synonym:Epidendrum splendens

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Category:
Perennials
Epiphytes

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Orange

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive ritasgarden On Jan 14, 2005, ritasgarden from Laguna Niguel, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Very hardy; little care necessary; loved by hummingbirds!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Buena Park, California
Laguna Niguel, California
Naples, Florida
Sebastian, Florida



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