Ceratostylis retisquama

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Ceratostylis retisquama

Code: CRTSTL.0x0000

Common Name: The scientific name refers to the scale-like bracts on the rhizome
Scented: no
Light Requirements: partial sun
Temperature Requirements: intermediate to hot
Blooms: winter, spring, summer, autumn
Flower Size: 2.5cm
Synonyms: Ceratostylis latipetala Ames 1910; Ceratostylis rubra Ames 1910

A nice, small sized, terete pseudobulb and tough, linear-falcate leaf, it's flowers arise from the dry, brown sheaths at the base of the pseudobulb, and grows into dense mats. It is a warm to hot growing epiphytic plant found at elevations up to 500 meters, free-flowering in almost all seasons with a solitary or pair of, short-lived flowers arising on a short stalk on a new growth at the base, and comes from the Philippines. It may be mounted in a wood slat basket or on cork and is an easy plant to grow.

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