Prosthechea sceptra

Prosthechea sceptra

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: Psh. sceptra
Binomial name
Prosthechea sceptra
(Lindl.) W. E. Higgins 1997

Prosthechea sceptra is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Prosthechea


Plant bloom from summer to fall with several 3 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 150 to 2000 meters


Plants grow in cool to warm conditions and can be grown in medium size fir bark with perlite. Plant prefers drying periods between watering and bright light is recommended. Lengthen drying period a bit in the winter.


Common Names: The Sceptre-Like Prosthechea


  1. Encyclia sceptra (Lindl.) Carnevali & I. Ramírez 1986
  2. Epidendrum macrothyrsoides Rchb. f. 1877
  3. *Epidendrum sceptrum Lindl. 1846
  4. Epidendrum sphenoglossum F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899
  5. Anacheilium sceptrum [Lindl.]Hagaster 1990

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