Esmeralda cathcartii

Esmeralda cathcartii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Esmeralda
Species: Esmrls. cathcartii
Binomial name
Esmeralda cathcartii
Rchb.f 1874

Esmeralda cathcartii is an species in the genus Esmeralda.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with up to six fragrant 8.75 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the cool forest of northeastern India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters


Plant grows from cool to intermediate conditions with medium amounts of light. Plants should be potted in medium bark or sphagnum moss. Water everytime when the mix has just about dried


Common Names: Cathcart's Esmeralda


  1. Arachnis cathcartii [Lindley] J.J.Smith 1912
  2. Arachnanthe cathcartii [Lindley] Benth. & Hooker 1889
  3. *Vanda cathcarti Lindley 1853

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