Polystachya lawrenceana

Polystachya lawrenceana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. lawrenceana
Binomial name
Polystachya lawrenceana
Kraenzl. 1893

Polystachya lawrenceana is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.


Plant blooms in the summer with ten 2.2 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing on rock faces in the Zomba Plateau in Southern Malawi at elevations of 1350 to 1600 meters


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


Common Names: Lawrence's Polystachya

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