Oerstedella cendradenia

A reed stem Epidendrum species native of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Slender reed-like stems with leaves spaced every few inches display clusters of delicate lavender pink blooms with white throat on the top of the canes. It produces keikis easily and can eventually grow into a speciment plant. This orchid can be somewhat finicky, preferring about 2000 FC of light, temperatures in the 60-80’s F, and constant humidity. Potted in an open fine fir bark mix, it likes to be frequently misted in the summer and checked for spider mites weekly as it seems to attract them. Late winter bloomer.

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