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Polystachya zuluensis

Polystachya zuluensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Polystachyinae
Genus: Polystachya
Species: Pol. zuluensis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Polystachya zuluensis
L.Bolus 1939


Polystachya zuluensis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Polystachya.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter with several 1.25 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on dry rocky slopes and trees in Swaziland and Natal South Africa at elevations around 1150 meters

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Many Tufted Polystachya

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