Crucifix Orchid (Epidendrum radicans)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 18 inches to 48 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

I took this picture with sun at its back.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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radicans or secundum type by Ursula Apr 15, 2018 8:32 PM 3
So who all is planning on going to Tropiflora? by Gina1960 Apr 6, 2019 3:34 PM 23
Our Orchid blooms in March 2019 🍀 by Ursula Apr 1, 2019 2:51 PM 339
What else do we grow in 2018 by hawkarica Jan 1, 2019 8:49 AM 1,225
Another Orchid Question by TexasPlumeria87 May 20, 2019 7:05 AM 955
This guy needs Help !!! by Moe Jun 9, 2017 8:28 PM 11
Our Orchid blooms in March 2017 by Ursula Apr 2, 2017 6:49 AM 333
How to germinate orchid seeds? by Orchidnewb Dec 16, 2016 1:36 PM 12
What's blooming in May 2015 by ctcarol Jun 1, 2015 10:56 AM 118
Our Orchid blooms in March 2015 by Ursula Apr 1, 2015 7:16 AM 289
Hello Florida Gardeners! Lets Grow together in 2015! by DavidofDeLand Apr 21, 2015 6:39 AM 612

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