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Epidendrum stamfordianum

Epidendrum stamfordianum

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Introducing the exquisite Epidendrum stamfordianum, a captivating orchid species that hails from the diverse landscapes spanning Mexico to Venezuela. Thriving in the seasonal dry forests nestled on large branches at elevations of 20 to 800 meters, this orchid embodies resilience and elegance in its natural habitat.

Epidendrum stamfordianum boasts small to medium-sized fusiform pseudobulbs, adorned with 3 to 4 elliptic-oblong leaves, creating a picturesque display. What sets this species apart is its unique blooming pattern, gracing us with its vibrant presence throughout the year, from winter to fall. Witness the magic as the fragrant flowers emerge from the base of newly formed, mature pseudobulbs, adorning the plant with a many-flowered raceme or panicle, extending up to an impressive 24 inches (60 cm) in length.

Among the remarkable features of Epidendrum stamfordianum are its striking, long-lasting flowers, each boasting a size of more than 1 1/2 inches (more than 3.75 cm). Adorned with delicate yellow hues, these star-like blooms add a touch of brilliance to any collection.

Cultivating Epidendrum stamfordianum is a rewarding endeavor, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to nurture and witness the beauty of nature firsthand. Here are some tips to ensure the thriving growth of your Epidendrum stamfordianum:

  1. Light: Provide ample bright, indirect sunlight to mimic its natural habitat. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day, to prevent leaf burn.

  2. Temperature: Maintain a warm to hot environment, mirroring its native conditions. Daytime temperatures ranging from 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C) and slightly cooler nights are ideal.

  3. Humidity: These orchids appreciate moderate to high humidity levels, around 50% to 70%. Regular misting or placing the plant on a humidity tray can help achieve the desired moisture levels.

  4. Watering: Allow the potting medium to dry slightly between waterings, ensuring good drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. Water thoroughly when the top inch of the medium feels dry to the touch.

  5. Potting Medium: Opt for a well-draining orchid mix consisting of materials like bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite. Repotting may be necessary every couple of years to refresh the medium and accommodate the growing plant.

  6. Fertilization: Feed your Epidendrum stamfordianum with a balanced orchid fertilizer diluted to half-strength during the growing season (spring to early fall). Reduce or eliminate fertilization during the winter months.

This is a blooming size imported bare root orchid division; newly repotted in a 3" or 4" pot; about 1 to 2 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

With proper care and attention, your Epidendrum stamfordianum will flourish, rewarding you with its spectacular blooms and adding a touch of tropical splendor to your home or greenhouse. Embark on a journey of botanical wonder with this enchanting orchid species.

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