Lepanthes elata

Lepanthes elata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. elata
Binomial name
Lepanthes elata
Rchb.f. 1866

Lepanthes elata is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.


Plant blooms in the fall with a several 3 cm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to cold conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


Common Names:The Beautiful Lepanthes

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