Aspasia psittacina

Aspasia psittacina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Aspasia
Species: Asp. psittacina
Binomial name
Aspasia psittacina
(Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1878

Aspasia psittacina is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Aspasia.


Plants bloom from winter to summer with three to eight 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in deciduous forest of Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 30 to 520 meters


Grow plants in intermediate to warm temperatures in partial shade to bright light. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Pot with medium fir bark. After flowering reduce watering for one to two months.


Common name: The Parrot-Colored Aspasia


  1. Odontoglossum psittacinum Rchb. 1877

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