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.

 

 

 


Epidendrum radicans

Rebecca Jordi
Horticulture Agent IV
County Extension Director
Contributing Editor
email: rljordi@ufl.edu