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Epidendrum ciliare

Epidendrum ciliare

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Epidendrum ciliare, also known as the Fragrant Spider Orchid, is a stunning orchid species known for its elegant, highly fragrant flowers. With a broad distribution across Central and South America, this orchid brings a touch of exotic beauty to any collection. It features a growth habit similar to Cattleyas, with 6-8 inch pseudobulbs topped with a single 10-inch leathery green leaf. The apical arching spikes, which can reach up to 12 inches, produce up to a dozen 3-inch blooms arranged in a striking rank and file pattern.

The blooms of Epidendrum ciliare are truly captivating. The thin, spidery sepals and petals are an attractive apple green, while the three-lobed lip is white and highly fringed, with a distinctive needle-like mid-lobe. These long-lasting flowers exude a delightful citrusy fragrance, making them a favorite among orchid enthusiasts.

Cultivation Tips

Epidendrum ciliare is relatively easy to care for, particularly for those familiar with general Cattleya care practices. Here are some specific tips to help your Fragrant Spider Orchid thrive:

  • Light: Provide bright, indirect light. While this orchid can tolerate intermediate light levels, ensure it gets enough light to encourage blooming.
  • Watering: Allow the substrate to dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it’s crucial to let the orchid dry thoroughly.
  • Humidity: High humidity levels are beneficial, especially for younger plants. Maintain good air circulation to prevent fungal issues.
  • Substrate: Young plants do well in a tree fern substrate, which provides excellent drainage and aeration. As the plants mature, you can either mount them or pot them in a well-draining bark mix.
  • Temperature: Epidendrum ciliare prefers warm to intermediate temperatures, typical of montane forest climates.

This is a blooming size imported bare root orchid division; newly repotted in a 4" or 5" pot; about 1 to 2 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy the elegant and fragrant blooms of Epidendrum ciliare, adding a touch of natural beauty and exotic fragrance to your home or greenhouse.

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