- Epidendrum ibaguense 'Ballerina' gx (orange flower)
Epidendrum ibaguense 'Ballerina' gx (orange flower)
A relentless bloomer with upside down flowers.
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This Epidendrum is a hybrid with unknown origin, the Epidendrum genus has a native range of Tropical & Subtropical America.
Epidendrum are sympodial orchids, producing clustered, cane-like pseudobulbs. Leaves are arranged alternately along the stem. They have an epiphytic or lithophytic growth habit and produce non-resupinate flowers (upside-down flowers). They can produce keikis on their flower spikes which will eventually snap off or continue growing if there is some support. Flowers are borne on terminal spikes and form a cluster of blooms which usually last up to a month. Some plants seem to bloom continuously!
Genus name comes from the Greek epi meaning upon and dendron meaning trees, referencing the plants epiphytic growth habit.
For more information on Epiphytes, read our blog here.
Also vailable mounted on cork bark.
Bark sizes approx:
Medium - Length 30cm Width 10cm
Light: 1300-3400fc. Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, by reflected sun or through a skylight. Avoid direct summer sun, too much sunlight results in leaves turning a lighter green colour with some red sunstress.
Water: Water with lukewarm water when the about ¾ potting mix is dry.
Potting medium: Ideally pot in a chunky mix made up of pine bark, sphagnum moss and some horticultural charcoal. If the medium isn’t chunky, you’ll be watering less. It is worth noting that Epidendrums often come in a coco-coir based potting mix and the plants have been fine, just amend watering.
Fertilising: Feed monthly using a well balanced fertiliser. You can further dilute fertiliser than the recommended amount but never add more.
Humidity: Between 50-80%, they do well to adapt to average home humidity and don’t seem to depend on higher humidity.
Epidendrum are non-toxic.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.