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Crucifix orchid.


By Stan510

Crucifix orchid. (Epidendrum)

Seems to bloom all year or very close to it.

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How did this one get it's name? Has it got a cross on it's flowers?

7 Dec, 2021


Yes. I can post a close up later. This is near the top of tropical Orchids that can be grown outdoors in a Med climate. They also come in a purple version.

7 Dec, 2021


When in Mexico we had these all over in our garden (and everybody else's) . They must be easy to propagate from seed. I guessed they were some kind of orchids but did not know which one. I have never seen purple one only orange.
How nice that you can grow them outside in a Bay area.

7 Dec, 2021


The Filipinos also think of home when they see this. I had the purple..and then something happened and it was lost. But the red/orange is one tough Orchid. Once they are happy- just add water and leave them alone.

I wish GOY had emoji's. I tried to use one and instead Asian character writing showed!

8 Dec, 2021

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