Arpophyllum giganteum

Arpophyllum giganteum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Arpophyllum
Species: Arpo. giganteum
Binomial name
Arpophyllum giganteum
Hartw. ex Lindley 1840

Arpophyllum giganteum is a species in the genus Arpophyllum.


Plant is found in growing in the forest of southern Mexico to Colombia, Venezuela and Jamaica at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters.


Plant blooms from late winter to spring with many 0.8 cm flowers.


Grow plants in cool to warm temperatures in partial shade. Plants should be grown in a mixture of fine bark with perlite. Plants can also be potted in New Zealand sphagnum moss or tree fern fibers. Keep the potting mix moist but not wet or damp. Water when the mix begins to dry. To induce blooming keep plants cool.


Arpophyllum giganteum subsp. alpinum Arpophyllum giganteum subsp. alpinum Sepals and petals are red


Common Name: The Giant Arpophyllum


  1. Arpophylluum cardinale Lind. & Rchb.f 1854
  2. Arpophyllum jamaicense Schlechter 1920
  3. Arpophyllum medium Rchb.f. 1866
  4. Arpophyllum squarrosum R.H. Torr. ex Lubbers 1880
  5. Arpophyllum stenostachyum Schlechter 1923

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