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Cyrtopodium paranaense - Plant

Note: The image is for reference purpose only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height etc.
The Cyrtopodiums or cigar orchids (will grow to have fat cigar-shaped pseudo-bulbs) are members of the Catasetum group and native to Brazil.
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Description for Cyrtopodium paranaense

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.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Cyrtopodium paranaense Cyrtopodium palmifrons Bright yellow, Yellow-green. dec-feb (winter) 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. Easy.

Planting and care

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

Caring for Cyrtopodium paranaense

    Typical uses of Cyrtopodium paranaense

    Special features:

    Ornamental use: Flowers are good for cutting.

    References

      http://larrysorchids.com/products/cyrtopodium-polyphyllum-aka-paranaense-orchid-plant

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