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Description

The Cyrtopodiums or cigar orchids (will grow to have fat cigar-shaped pseudo-bulbs) are members of the Catasetum group and native to Brazil.

As a terrestrial they can be a garden plant because of their large size which may account for not often being seen in collections.Plants terrestrial, 50 to 150 cm. Pseudobulbs elongate, fusiform. Inflorescences erect, racemes to panicles, 100 to 200 cm.

Flowers bright yellow, 3 to 4 cm wide; lip with middle lobe margins not conspicuously verruculose tuberculate, lateral lobes bright yellow, shorter than middle lobe. Capsules to 10 cm.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Cyrtopodium paranaenseCyrtopodium palmifrons
Maximum Reachable Height Plants terrestrial, 50 to 150 cm. Pseudobulbs elongate, fusiform. Inflorescences erect, racemes to panicles, 100 to 200 cm. Flowers bright yellow, 3 to 4 cm wide; lip with middle lobe margins not conspicuously verruculose tuberculate, lateral lobes bright yellow, shorter than middle lobe. Capsules to 10 cm.
Flower Colour Bright yellow, Yellow-green.
Bloom Time dec-feb (winter)
Difficulty Level Easy.

Cyrtopodium paranaense care

Sunlight Full sun.
Watering Keep the soil moist, cut back the water in winters.
Soil sand peat mix.
Temperature full to part shade

Cyrtopodium paranaense uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Flowers are good for cutting

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Cyrtopodium paranaense ?

Cyrtopodium paranaense is commonly known as Cyrtopodium paranaense Cyrtopodium palmifrons

How tall do Cyrtopodium paranaense grow?

On average Cyrtopodium paranaense grows Plants terrestrial, 50 to 150 cm. Pseudobulbs elongate, fusiform. Inflorescences erect, racemes to panicles, 100 to 200 cm. Flowers bright yellow, 3 to 4 cm wide; lip with middle lobe margins not conspicuously verruculose tuberculate, lateral lobes bright yellow, shorter than middle lobe. Capsules to 10 cm.

What color are Cyrtopodium paranaense ?

A Cyrtopodium paranaense plant bears flowers of color Bright yellow, Yellow-green.

When Cyrtopodium paranaense blooms?

With enough light, Cyrtopodium paranaense may produce Bright yellow, Yellow-green. flowers in dec-feb (winter)

How hard is Cyrtopodium paranaense to grow?

A Cyrtopodium paranaense is Easy.

How much sunlight does a Cyrtopodium paranaense need?

A Cyrtopodium paranaense prefers Full sun.

How much water does a Cyrtopodium paranaense need?

A Cyrtopodium paranaense prefers watering Keep the soil moist, cut back the water in winters.

What kind of soil does a Cyrtopodium paranaense need?

A Cyrtopodium paranaense prefers sand peat mix.

What temperature does a Cyrtopodium paranaense like?

A Cyrtopodium paranaense prefers full to part shade

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