Stanhopea saccata

Stanhopea saccata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. saccata
Binomial name
Stanhopea saccata
Bateman 1839

Stanhopea saccata is a Stanhopea species endemic to the areas of distribution shown below; it's not found in Peru.


Plant is found in the wet forest of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters


Plants bloom in the summer with one or two to possibly four 10 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant. The photo on this site appears to be a species other than S. saccata.


Plant should be grown in shade until very robust and kept moist, in which case it can tolerate brighter light. Keep in warm to very warm temperatures and water regularly. Pot in well-drained medium fir bark or sphagnum moss. Keep humidity high. Plants are usually grown in baskets.


Common Name:The Sack-Shaped Stanhopea


  1. Stanhopea elegantula Rolfe 1910
  2. Stanhopea saccata var. pallida hort.

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