Trichopilia tortilis

Trichopilia tortilis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Trichopilia
Species: Trpla. tortilis
Binomial name
Trichopilia tortilis
Lindley 1836

Trichopilia tortilis is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Trichopilia.


Plants bloom from spring to summer with one to three 10 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in Mexico to Costa Rica at elevations up to 1500 meters.


Grow plants in cool temperatures in partial shade. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Reduce watering during the winter season. Pot with medium fir bark.


Trichopilia tortilis alba Trichopilia tortilis var. alba Sepals and petals are green. Lip is white with a yellow center.


Common name: The Twisted Trichopilia

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