Polystachya bella

Polystachya bella

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. bella
Binomial name
Polystachya bella
Summerh. 1960

Polystachya bella is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.


Plant blooms in the winter with many 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in the rain forest of southwestern Kenya and Uganda at elevations of 1800 to 1950 meters.


Plants should be grown in fine fir bark or in sphagnum moss with moderate light and cool to intermediate temperatures. Plants can also be mounted. Water regularly during the summer. Reduce watering during the winter and water about every two weeks.


Common Names: The Beautiful Polystachya

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