Gastrochilus japonicus

Gastrochilus japonicus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Gastrochilus
Species: Gchls. japonicus
Binomial name
Gastrochilus japonicus
(Makino) Schltr. 1913

Gastrochilus japonicus is an species in the genus Gastrochilus.


Plant blooms in the fall with two to seven 2 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing on pine trees in the montane forest of Japan and Taiwan at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require moderate shade and intermediate to cool temperatures. Water frequently during growing season and reduce watering after flowering. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), medium fir bark, or sphagnum moss.


Common Names: The Japan Gastrochilus


  1. Gastrochilus holttumianus S.Y.Hu & Barretto 1976
  2. Gastrochilus taiwanianus S.S.Ying 1977
  3. *Saccolabium japonicum Makino 1891

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