Epidendrum Orchids

Fast Facts About Epidendrum Orchids (Epidendrum spp.)

  • Name: Epidendrum Orchids
  • Bred By: Naturally occurring; numerous hybrid varieties developed
  • Introduced: Recognized since the late 18th century
  • Growth: Primarily sympodial epiphytes, characterized by reed-like stems
  • Blooms: Typically star-shaped flowers, in shades of red, pink, orange, yellow, and green
  • Color: Spectrum includes red, pink, orange, yellow, and green
  • Foliage: Slender, leafy stems with leaves distributed along the length
  • Flowering: Most species bloom annually, with some capable of blooming several times a year
  • Climate: Adaptable to a range of climates, from warm tropical to cooler highland environments
  • Disease Resistance: Resilient to most common orchid diseases, though can be prone to pest infestations
  • Growing Classification: Mostly epiphytic, with some terrestrial species
  • Origin/Distribution: Native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, from the southern¬†
  • United States to Argentina
  • Blooming Season: Typically year-round blooming, with some variation among species

Should you Buy One?

Epidendrum Orchids are known for their hardiness and ease of care, making them an excellent choice for both novice and experienced orchid enthusiasts. Their colorful, star-shaped blooms and long blooming periods are attractive features for those interested in adding vibrant and resilient plants to their collection.

Specific Care for Epidendrum Orchids

Epidendrum Orchids prefer bright but indirect sunlight and a well-draining growing medium. They are more tolerant of varied watering schedules but appreciate consistent moisture.

General Orchid Care Tips

  • Light: Bright, indirect light is ideal.
  • Water: Allow for slight drying between waterings; more forgiving than some other orchid species.
  • Humidity: Aim for 50-80% humidity.
  • Temperature: Prefer warm days and cooler nights, adaptable to a wide range of temperatures.
  • Feeding: Regular feeding with a diluted orchid fertilizer during the active growth period.


Most species bloom annually, with flowers lasting several weeks to months.


Yes, they are adaptable and can thrive indoors with proper care.

Repot when the plant outgrows its container, typically every 2-3 years, using an orchid-appropriate potting mix.

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