Restrepia sanguinea

Restrepia sanguinea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Restrepia
Species: Rstp. sanguinea
Binomial name
Restrepia sanguinea
Rolfe 1896

Restrepia sanguinea is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Restrepia.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 3 cm wide flower


Plant is found in the montane forest of Colombia at elevations of 1500 to 2800 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 Blood Red Restrepia


  1. Pleurothallis antioquiensis (Schltr.) P.H.Allen 1948
  2. Restrepia antioquiensis Schltr. 1920

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