Monday, April 30, 2012

Epidendrum ilense 'Valley Isle'

Epidendrum ilense 'Valley Isle' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergEpidendrum ilense grows in central and western Equador at 1000 to 2000 feet in wet, tropical forest. It is hot growing and can bloom any time of the year. Leave old canes and spikes on the plant until they are totally dead because they can rebloom.

This plant is in bark in a 3-inch pot. It stands 18 inches above the pot and has 5 canes. Over the past year that I have had it, there have been no new canes. I am going to move it to a slightly larger pot and change the medium to rocks.

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