Stelis maxima

Stelis maxima

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Stelis
Species: Ste. maxima
Binomial name
Stelis maxima
Lindl. 1845

Stelis maxima is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Stelis.


Plant blooms mostly in spring with many 1.25 cm wide flowers


Plant is found growing in Panama, Ecuador and Bolivia at elevations of 300 to 950 meters


Keep plant in 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 Greatest Stelis


  1. Stelis allenii L.O. Williams 1942

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