Lepanthes mystax

Lepanthes mystax

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. mystax
Binomial name
Lepanthes mystax
Luer & R.Escobar 1983

Lepanthes mystax is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.


Plant blooms in the fall with several successive 5 mm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Costa Rica at elevations around 2850 meters


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


Common Names:The Mustache Lepanthes

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