Common Name: The Orange Epidendrum
Habitat: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. Epidendrum armeniacum grows in moist mountainous forests between 450 and 1600 meters in elevation. This species grows on tree trunks.
Plant Size: Small. The stems are slender and upright and have many leaves.
Flower Size: 0.75 inches (2 cm)
Flower Description: Orange flowers are produced in great quantity on a flower stalk that emerges from the top of mature canes. Colorful and attractive.
Bloom Season: Fall and Winter
Growing Temperature: Warm to Cool (Adaptable)
Additional Information: Epidendrum armeniacum is an attractive and floriferous compact species that is adaptable and fairly undemanding. Mount on cork or tree fern or grow in pots with a loose, open media. Keep moist but not soggy and provide humidity and air circulation. This species has been used to produce some of todays showy reed-stem Epidendrum orchid hybrids.
Synonyms: Amblostoma armeniacum, Epidendrum macrostachya