Thursday, August 26, 2010

Epidendrum peperomia

Epidendrum peperomia - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

Epidendrum peperomia - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThere is a saying in the orchid community that if you are growing beautiful, deep green foliage, all you will grow is beautiful, deep green fosiage. This Epidendrum peperomia is a good example. I have had only a few flowers in past years in what I thought were the correct conditions for this plant.

Epidendrum peperomia grows from Nicaragua to Ecuador in pine and oak forests. Cool to warm growing, low light. AKA Neolehmannia porpax.

This spring the plant got "temporarily" put in a fairly high light area of the greenhouse. I saw a flower and when I picked it up, I found the end if the plant covered with new growth and buds.

Epidendrum peperomia - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

Seen from another angle, the difference in size and color is more obvious as the plant grows toward the light.

1 comment:

  1. That's a neat plant. You should grow that into a specimen.