Restrepia iris

Restrepia iris

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Restrepia
Species: Rstp. iris
Binomial name
Restrepia iris
Luer 1980

Restrepia iris is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Restrepia.


Plant blooms in the summer with a single 2cm flower.


Plant is found in the cloud forest of Ecuador at elevations of 1400 to 2500 meters.


Keep plant in moderate light to partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


Common Names: The Rainbow Restrepia


  1. Restrepia pulchella H. Mohr 1993

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