Renanthera histrionica

Renanthera histrionica

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Renanthera
Species: Ren. histrionica
Binomial name
Renanthera histrionica
[Rchb.f] Ridl. 1896

Renanthera histrionica is an species in the genus Renanthera.


Plant blooms in the fall with three to ten 2.5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the mangrove forest of Malaysia, Borneo and Thailand at elevations of 0 to 300 meters


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require full sunlight and 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 Enchanting Renanthera


  1. *Renanthera histrionica Rchb.f 1878
  2. Renantherella histrionica [Rchb.f] Ridl. 1896

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