Friday, August 10, 2012

Epidendrum ilense 'Valley Isle'

Epidendrum ilense 'Valley Isle' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergEpidendrum ilense 'Valley Isle' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI have had this Epidendrum ilense since our show in 2011. I got it from the member sale table. I figured it would do well in my greenhouse but it has not grown much. I re-potted it into rocks this spring so I haven't had a growing season to tell how that is working, but it has three flowers on the oldest cane.

Epidendrum 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 rock in a 3 1/2-inch pot. It stands 18 inches above the pot and has 5 canes.

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