Clowesia rosea

Clowesia rosea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Clowesia
Species: Clow. rosea
Binomial name
Clowesia rosea
Lindley 1843

Clowesia rosea is a species of Clowesia found on the Pacific side of southern Mexico.


Plant blooms in early winter with many 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing in the oak and deciduous forest of Michoacan and Oaxaca states of Mexico at elevations around 500 to 1300 meters


Grow in warm conditions with partially bright light. Water regularly during growing season and when plants drop leaves during dormancy reduce watering. During dormancy only water about twice a month to keep pseudobulbs from shriveling. Resume watering normally when new growths occur in spring. Plants can die easily from over watering. Plants are usually grown in bark with perlite, cork, full sphagnum moss, and tree fern


Clowesia rosea white Clowesia rosea variant Sepals and petals are white, lip is white and column is green.


Common name: The Rose-colored Clowesia


  1. Catasetum roseum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1872

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