Polystachya johnstonii

Polystachya johnstonii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. johnstonii
Binomial name
Polystachya johnstonii
Rolfe 1897

Polystachya johnstonii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.


Plant blooms from fall to spring with two to ten 2.5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing on rocks on the open hillside of Malawi at elevations of 1600 to 2000 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: Johnston's Polystachya

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