Nephelaphyllum pulchrum plate
Nephelaphyllum pulchrum plate from
Annales d’horticulture et de botanique

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Nephelaphyllum
Blume 1825
Type Species
Nephelaphyllum pulchrum

Nephelaphyllum is a genus with around 12 species of orchids


These species are found in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.


Plants in this genus usually have variegated leaves and small pseudobulbs.


Plants usually require shade and warm temperatures. Plants should be potted in a mix that retain some moisture such as 40% fir bark, 30% sphagnum moss, and 30% soil. Medium should be kept moist during growing season. When growth matures with hold watering for 3 to 4 weeks. Repotting should be done after flowering. . New plants can be obtained from the old spikes by laying the spike out in sand and half covering it.


The genus is named its cloud-like patterns on the leaves

Species Edit