Pescatoria cerina

Pescatoria cerina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Pescatoria
Species: Pes. cerina
Binomial name
Pescatoria cerina
(Lindl. & Paxton) Rchb. f. 1852

Pescatoria cerina is a species of genus Pescatoria


Plants bloom from spring to fall with a single 7.5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in the wet montane forest of Costa Rica and Southern Colombia at elevations of 800 to 3000 meters


Keep plant at cool to intermediate temperatures with high humidity. Keep plant in shade to moderate light. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite. Potting media should never be allowed to dry out.


Common Names: The Waxy Pescatorea


  1. *Huntleya cerina Lindl. & Paxt 1852-3
  2. Pescatorea costaricensis Schltr. 1923
  3. Zygopetalum cerinum (Lindl.& Paxt.) Rchb. f. 1863

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