Epidendrum ilense 'Valley Isle'

Epidendrum ilense 'Valley Isle' - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Epidendrum ilense grows in central and western Equador at 1000 to 2000 feet in wet, tropical forest. It is hot growing and can bloom any time of the year. Leave old canes and spikes on the plant until they are totally dead because they can rebloom. The genus Epidendrum (Epi) contains 1000 known species through out tropical Americas and the Caribbean. Extremely varied.