Lepanthes gargantua

Lepanthes gargantua

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. gargantua
Binomial name
Lepanthes gargantua
Rchb. f. 1856

Lepanthes gargantua is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.


Plant blooms in the summer with a single successive 5 mm wide flower.


Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 900 to 3400 meters


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


Common Names:The Gargoyle Lepanthes


  1. Lepanthes pachyrhiza Luer & Hirtz 1987

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