Renanthera coccinea

Renanthera coccinea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Renanthera
Species: Ren. coccinea
Binomial name
Renanthera coccinea
Lour. 1790

Renanthera coccinea is an species in the genus Renanthera.


Plant blooms in the spring with many 5 to 6.25 cm wide flowers.


Plants grow on rocky slopes and in primary forest in Myanamar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Hainan China at elevations of 550 to 1200 meters.


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require full sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants),several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss. If they are grown in pots there must be excellent drainage.


Common Names: The Scarlet Renanthera


  1. Epidendrum renanthera Raeusch. 1797
  2. Gongora philippica Llanos 1859

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