Pleurothallis cardiothallis

Pleurothallis cardiothallis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Pleurothallis
Species: Pths. cardiothallis
Binomial name
Pleurothallis cardiothallis
Ames 1922

Pleurothallis cardiothallis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Pleurothallis.


Plant blooms from spring to fall with a single 1.2 cm wide flower


Plant is found growing in the wet montane forest of Guatemala, Mexico,  Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 300 to 2900 meters


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


Pleurothallis cardiothallis alba Pleurothallis cardiothallis var. alba Sepals are and petals are white, lip is white
Pleurothallis cardiothallis red Pleurothallis cardiothallis variety Sepals are and petals are red, lip is red


Common Names: The Heart Shaped Growth Pleurothallis


  1. Acronia cardiothallis (Rchb. f.) Luer 2005
  2. Humboldtia cardiothallis (Rchb. f.) Kuntze
  3. Humboltia cardiothallis (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Pleurothallis acutipetala Schlechter 1912
  5. Pleurothallis costaricensis Schlechter 1917
  6. Pleurothallis schlechteriana Ames 1923

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