Polystachya maculata

Polystachya maculata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. maculata
Binomial name
Polystachya maculata
P.J. Cribb 1984

Polystachya maculata is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.


Plant blooms in the fall and spring with a single 2.5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant


Plants are found growing in the dense forest of Burundi at elevations around 1500 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: The Spotted Polystachya

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