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Renanthera sp., Fireworks orchid
Renanthera imschootiana

Renanthera sp.

Fireworks orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Species in this genus usually require an intermediate to hot climate with good air movement and generally bright light. Their scrambling style of growth means they are best grown on a hanging mount or basket. If they are grown in pots there must be excellent drainage.

Tall branching spikes of spectacular, long lasting red-orange flowers.

Renanthera imschootiana is from the Himalayas and is exceptional in that it can be grown under cooler conditions.

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