PlantsEpidendrum→Orchid (Epidendrum fulgens)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: the stems grow roots below the flowers -- just cut them off & plant them
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Sep 17, 2011 6:19 PM

Many people call these ground orchids because they can, within their hardiness zones, be planted directly into the ground. They require little care and do not like to be too wet. They will take down to 20 degrees without damage. They grow best in sun with some shade during the hottest part of the day. When the stems with roots get heavy from flowers, the stem roots will come in contact with the soil and the plant will "travel". They bloom all year except in the hottest months. Do not plant them in heavy, rich soils. They like the sand of Florida.

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