Schomburgkia splendida

Common Name: The Splendid Schomburgkia

Habitat: Columbia and Equador. Schomburgkia splendida is found growing in full sun near rivers in dry, mountainous forests. It grows on rocks or low trees.

Plant Size: Schomburgkia splendida is a large plant. The pseudobulbs are jointed and erect and have a few leathery leaves.

Flower Size: 3 to 4 inches (10 cm)

Flower Description: The flowers of Schomburgkia splendida are pink, waxy, and long-lived. The 40 inch (1 meter) flower spike of Schomburgkia splendida produces up to 10 flowers.

Bloom Season: Summer to Winter

Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm

Additional Information: Schomburgkia splendida prefers warm, bright growing conditions and does well mounted on wood or grown in slatted wood baskets. Fertilize during active growth. There are yellow and white color forms of this species in addition to the typical pink variety.

Synonyms: Laelia spendida


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