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Dendrochilum latifolium, Large-leafed Dendrochilum

Dendrochilum latifolium

Large-leafed Dendrochilum
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Philippines
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterYellow/orange flowersFragrant

Dendrochilum latifolium is one of the big ones at about half a metre high and with spectacular spikes over 30 cm long. It is very impressive and easily produces numerous racemes that last for several weeks.

The light must be filtered or diffused. The plant should not be exposed to direct sunlight at noon. A constant strong ventilation is necessary. Precipitation is very abundant throughout the year, with a short, slightly drier spring period.





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Dendrochilum magnum, Large Dendrochilum

Dendrochilum magnum

Large Dendrochilum
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Philippines
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrant

The grandest species of the 'Chain of gold' genus. Dendrochilum magnum is a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte, which can reach a height of 70 cm. It blooms on an apical, erect then pendant, wiry, 50cm long, many flowered inflorescence with the fragrant flowers.

The light must be filtered or diffused. The plant should not be exposed to direct sunlight at noon. A constant strong ventilation is necessary. Precipitation is very abundant throughout the year, with a short, slightly drier spring period.



Dendrochilum magnum, Large Dendrochilum


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Dendrophylax funalis, Jamaican Ghost Orchid

Dendrophylax funalis

Jamaican Ghost Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Jamaica
ShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorFragrant

An amazing and unusual miniature Angraecoid orchid that somehow reached the Caribbean, a completely leafless orchid whose thick long greenish roots perform photosynthesis.

New roots and 4" spikes emerge from a terminal stem, up to 6 large blooms appear on each spike, the 2" flowers are lime green with a large flat bi-lobed white lip and a green 2" spur, highly fragrant and described as smelling fruity and reminiscent of an apple.

Dendrophylax is a genus of leafless neotropical orchids native to Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and Florida. The plants of this genus are unusual in that they consist of masses of photosynthetic roots anchored in trees with a highly reduced stem and ephemeral leaves which have been reduced to scales. The bulk of these plants consists only of flat, cord-like, green roots with distinctive "track marks". These white track marks are called pneumatodes and function in much the same manner as stomata allowing the photosynthetic roots to perform gas exchange to support photosynthesis.




Link to this plant:
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Disa sp., Disa

Disa sp.

Disa
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This species is a terrestrial or lithophytic plant. Due to Cape Mountain's proximity to the South-African coastline, the habitat of most Disa species in cultivation is subject to strong wind and rain. In their local habitat the plants have their feet in cool streaming rainwater, expert growers mimic this by placing the pots on watersaucers with gravel in it.



Disa sp., Disa
Disa brevicornis


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Dockrillia rigida, Dendrobium desmotrichoides, The Rigid-Leafed Dockrillia, The Smooth Tongue Orchid, The Smooth Tick Orchid

Dockrillia rigida, Dendrobium desmotrichoides

The Rigid-Leafed Dockrillia, The Smooth Tongue Orchid, The Smooth Tick Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Australia
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrant

This attractive succulent-like species produces clusters of cream-yellow 3/4 inch flowers with rose-red margins. This species is best mounted on tree fern or cork to accomodate the pendant growth habit. Water heavily from spring through fall and then slack off for a drier winter.



Dockrillia rigida, Dendrobium desmotrichoides, The Rigid-Leafed Dockrillia, The Smooth Tongue Orchid, The Smooth Tick Orchid
Dockrillia rigida, Dendrobium desmotrichoides, The Rigid-Leafed Dockrillia, The Smooth Tongue Orchid, The Smooth Tick Orchid


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/dockrillia_rigida.htm

Dracula simia , Monkey Orchid

Dracula simia

Monkey Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Ecuador
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual color

These rare orchids only grow in the cloud forests of southeastern Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1,000-2,000 meters on the side of mountains.



Dracula simia , Monkey Orchid
Dracula simia , Monkey Orchid


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Dracula vespertilio, Masdevallia vespertilio, Bat-Shaped Dracula

Dracula vespertilio, Masdevallia vespertilio

Bat-Shaped Dracula
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Central America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteUnusual color

Found from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia and Ecuador on mossy trees in montane cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters.




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Elleanthus myrosmatis, Elleanthus

Elleanthus myrosmatis

Elleanthus
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowers

Plants can be grown in sandy soil or bark with perlite.



Elleanthus myrosmatis, Elleanthus
Elleanthus myrosmatis, Elleanthus
Elleanthus myrosmatis, Elleanthus
Elleanthus myrosmatis, Elleanthus


Link to this plant:
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Encyclia sp., Encyclia
Encyclia cordigera 'Dark' x sibling

Encyclia sp.

Encyclia
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Caribbean, Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteBlue/lavender/purple flowersUnusual color

The epiphytic genus Encyclia grows in lowland forests at altitudes up to 1000 meters.



Encyclia sp., Encyclia
Encyclia sp., Encyclia
Encyclia cordigera 'Dark' x sibling


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Epidendrum sp., Reed Orchid, Epidendrum Orchid, Clustered Flowers Orchid

Epidendrum sp.

Reed Orchid, Epidendrum Orchid, Clustered Flowers Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Epidendrum is a diverse neotropical genus that has flowers characterized by a frilly or fringed lip. This feature is occasionally diagnostic to distinguish between species. These orchids are widely cultivated and may be hybridized with Sophronitis, another South American genus. The flowers are usually small and delicately colored, and borne on a dense inflorescence. Many species have a fragrance.

See Orchid page for pictures of different orchids and care info.

See video about Ground Orchids.





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Epidendrum radicans - Orange Reed Ground Orchid, Sunrise

Clustered Flowers Orchid.
Epidendrum is a diverse neotropical genus that has flowers characterized by a frilly or fringed lip. This feature is occasionally diagnostic to distinguish between species. These orchids are widely cultivated and may be hybridized with Sophronitis, another South American genus. The flowers are usually small and delicately colored, and borne on a dense inflorescence. Many species have a fragrance.

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Epidendrum radicans - Red Raspberry Reed Ground Orchid, Red Glow

Clustered Flowers Orchid.
Epidendrum is a diverse neotropical genus that has flowers characterized by a frilly or fringed lip. This feature is occasionally diagnostic to distinguish between species. These orchids are widely cultivated and may be hybridized with Sophronitis, another South American genus. The flowers are usually small and delicately colored, and borne on a dense inflorescence. Many species have a fragrance. These well established plants are a red raspberry color.
See video about Ground Orchids.

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/ 1 gal pot
 

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