These are some of the easiest orchids. Some kinds can bloom continuously for years. They come in reds, yellows, oranges, whites, pinks, greens, purples, and whites.
- All need bright light; some need full sun.
- They can grow in cool, intermediate, or warm temperatures.
- Give them heavy fertilizer and water in spring and summer. During winter dormancy, reduce water and fertilizer.
- Repot every 2-3 years.
Additional Epidendrum Images
Epidendrums (like most orchids) are epiphytes, which means they derive moisture and nutrients from the air and rain and usually grow on another plant, but they are not parasitic and do not harm the plant. This is an Epidendrum growing on a tree branch in Costa Rica.