Houlletia tigrina

Houlletia tigrina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Houlletia
Species: Hlt. tigrina
Binomial name
Houlletia tigrina
Linden ex Lindl. & Paxton 1853

Houlletia tigrina is an orchid species found in Central America.


Plants are found in the wet montane forest of Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 800 to 2200 meters


Plant blooms from spring to summer with five to twelve 3.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are usually grown in wooden baskets in partial shade. Use a well drain potting media such as medium fir bark with perlite, tree fern fibers, or sphagnum moss. Keep area humid and grow in cool to warm temperatures. Keep mix moist but not dry.


Common Name: The Tiger-Striped Houlettia


  1. Houlletia landsbergii Linden & Rchb. f. 1855

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