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Grammatophyllum scriptum is a species in the Grammatophyllum genus.
Plant blooms from spring to summer with up to one hundred 4.5 cm wide flowers
The Amboin Island native people make a paste from the pseudobulb of G scriptum to treat sores. The plant is also used for treating intestinal ailments and a cleanser for worms. People of Spice Islands have been known to make a love potion from the seeds of this species.
Plant is found growing near the coast from Southeast Asia to Papua and New Guinea and is found at elevations of 0 to 100 meters.
These plants are usually rare in cultivation due to their spacial requirements. Plants require direct sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep in temperatures of 75° to 85°F in the day and 55°-6O°F in the night. Plants can tolerate temperatures up to 100°F and as low as 45°F. Plants need to be heavily fertilized during growing season. Pot in sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Mix should be well drained. Keep area well ventilated. Water frequently in spring to early fall during growth period, but do not keep mix wet and damp. In the winter reduce watering and water when potting media is dried.
Common Name: The Written Grammatophyllum
- Cymbidium scriptum [L] Sw. 1799
- Cymbidium scriptum Stued. 1841
- *Epidendrum scriptum L.
- Eulophia scripta Lindl. 1833
- Gabertia scripta [L]Gaud. 1826
- Grammatophyllum boweri FvM. 1883
- Grammatophyllum celebicum Schltr.] 1913
- Grammatophyllum guilelmii Kraenzl. 1894
- Grammatophyllum guilielmi-secundi Krzl. 1894
- Grammatophyllum leopardinum Rchb.f 1888
- Grammatophyllum multiflorum var. tigrinum Lindl. 1842
- Grammatophyllum scriptum f. citrinum Valmayor & D.Tiu in H.L.Valmayor 1984
- Grammatophyllum scriptum var. boweri (F.Muell.) Schltr. 1912
- Grammatophyllum scriptum var minahassae Schltr. 1911
- Grammatophyllum scriptum var. tigrinum (Lindl.) Holttum 1964
- Grammatophyllum seegerianum hort. 1896
- Vanda scripta [L]Spreng. 1828