Fact sheet: Reed-stemmed Orchid

Reed-stemmed Orchid
Epidendrum radicans

Mature Height: 36” tall, spreading, becomes very full
Salt Tolerant: No
Light: Needs full sun to flower
Bloom: Many reddish/orange blooms on long stems in summer, last for months
Water Requirements: Water 2x/week in full sun in summer, but allow to dry out between waterings. 1x/week in winter.
Propagate: Easily, by separation, literally chop a large, potbound clump into sections and re-pot in potting soil, not orchid mix.
Additional Info: A very simple, satisfying “WOW!” plant if not allowed to freeze! NOT cold tolerant, must be protected inside so not recommended for yard planting.

Sold at Nassau County Master Gardener Plant Sale


Posted: June 9, 2017

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Epidendrum Radicans, Factsheet, Plant Sale, Reed-stemmed Orchid

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