Epidendrum fimbriatum is a cool to intermediate growing species from Ecuador. The small flowers are profuse and there are usually blooms throughout the year. As you can see in the second photo, if you look closely, there’s a remarkable diversity in the patterning and extent of speckling of individuals flowers on the same plant.
We grow this orchid in a hanging basket for good air circulation. Unlike other many other Epidendrum we grow, it prefers a shadier position. We have grown Epidendrum fimbriatum outdoors, but found it to be better suited to more consistently high humidity in our indoor cool LED light room, with minimum winter nights of 50F (10C) and summer highs in the low 80s (28C).
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