The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Phragmipedium

Family: Orchidaceae.

Phragmipedium Genus of 15-20 species of large, evergreen, terrestrial or occasionally lithophytic or epiphytic orchids from Mexico and Central and South America. They have robust, fleshy, clustered shoots with fibrius roots, but lack pseudobulbs. Leaves are leathery, strap-shaped, mid-green. Upright stems, arising from the center of each shoot, bear one or several brightly colored flowers.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Cool-growing orchids. Grow in epiphytic orchid potting mix in containers. In summer, provide bright indirect light and high humidity. In winter, provide full light. Water freely all year, sparingly in winter. Divide clustered shoots by separating offshoots before growth begins (in late winter or early spring).
Phragmipedium caudatum (Lindl.) Rolfe.
The petals and sepals are yellowish green and veined green with white edge. The lip yellow and maroon.

Flowers in spring and summer.

Phragmipedium caudatum (Lindl.) Rolfe.
Phragmipedium schlimii (Rchb. f.) Rolfe.
Flowers in summer. Phragmipedium schlimii (Rchb. f.) Rolfe.

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