Reed Stem Orchid

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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$ 72.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

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When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

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Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Epidendrum ibaguense

Common Names: Reed Stem Orchid, Crucifix Orchid

Overview: The Reed Stem Orchid, also known as the Epidendrum ibaguense, is a beautiful and easy-to-grow orchid species that is native to Central and South America. This orchid has long, thin stems that can grow up to 2-3 feet in length, with bright green leaves and clusters of small, vibrant flowers. The flowers come in a range of colors, including orange, yellow, pink, and red, and can bloom throughout the year with proper care. Reed Stem Orchids are hardy plants that can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels, making them a great choice for beginner orchid enthusiasts. With the right care, Reed Stem Orchids can thrive and bloom for many years.

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Description

Start your Orchid Collection with this Easy-to-Care-For Specimen

Epidendrum ibaguense, also known as the Crucifix Orchid or the Fire Star Orchid, is a beautiful and hardy orchid species native to Central and South America. It is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for orchid species that is ideal for beginner orchid enthusiasts. It requires bright, indirect light, regular watering, and well-draining soil. Regular fertilization and humidity are also important for maintaining healthy growth and blooming. With proper care, this stunning orchid can thrive and bloom for many years, providing a touch of tropical beauty to any indoor space.

Caring for your Reed Stem Orchid

This orchid has become a popular choice for indoor cultivation due to its ease of care and stunning blooms. Here are some tips on caring for your Epidendrum ibaguense.

Light

Epidendrum ibaguense prefers bright, indirect light. It is best to place the plant near a window with filtered sunlight, but avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can burn the leaves and flowers. If the plant is not receiving enough light, it may not bloom.

Watering

This orchid species requires regular watering, but it is important to allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Water the plant thoroughly once a week, making sure to soak the roots and allow any excess water to drain away. Do not allow the plant to sit in water, as this can cause root rot.

Soil and Potting

Epidendrum ibaguense does not require special soil and can be grown in a standard potting mix that is well-draining. It is important to choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating in the soil. The plant can become root-bound, so it may need to be repotted every two years.

Humidity

This orchid species prefers a humid environment, but it can tolerate lower humidity levels. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase humidity around the plant by placing it on a tray of pebbles filled with water or using a humidifier.

Fertilizer

Epidendrum ibaguense benefits from regular fertilization during the growing season. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every two weeks. Do not fertilize the plant during the dormant season (fall and winter).

Propagation

Epidendrum ibaguense can be propagated by division. To propagate, carefully remove the plant from its pot and separate the root ball into two or more sections, making sure each section has healthy roots and foliage. Repot each section in a separate pot and water lightly.

Pests and Diseases

Reed Stem Orchids are generally a hardy plant that is resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can be susceptible to spider mites and scale insects, particularly if the plant is stressed or grown in hot, dry conditions. If you notice any signs of pest infestation, such as webbing or sticky residue, treat the plant with an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil.

Blooming

Epidendrum ibaguense is known for its beautiful blooms, which can appear throughout the year with proper care. The flowers are typically red or orange, with a yellow lip, and have a distinct crucifix shape, which is why the plant is also known as the Crucifix Orchid. To encourage blooming, make sure the plant is receiving enough light and water and fertilize regularly during the growing season.

Additional information

Zone

11a

Sun Exposure

Medium Shade

Mature Height

18 in – 24 in

Spacing

12 in – 24 in

9 reviews for Reed Stem Orchid

  1. Michelle (verified owner)

    Arrived very well packaged and in beautiful condition. I hope I can keep it so lovely!

  2. Amanda (verified owner)

    Came in excellent condition

  3. Joshua Ehrlich (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants thank you very much!

  4. Deborah Mhoon (verified owner)

  5. Juana (verified owner)

    I love the way it was delivered no breakage it was an amazing experience.

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  9. Deborah Mhoon (verified owner)

    Plants always arrive well packed. Plants are healthy and have done well after planting.

  10. Marge

    I have the REED STEM and it is one of my favorites. It blooms most of the year, a beautiful orange color. Would recommend this plant to anyone who likes BEAUTY!

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