Xylobium elongatum

Xylobium elongatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Bifrenariinae
Genus: Xylobium
Species: Xyl. elongatum
Binomial name
Xylobium elongatum
(Lindl. & Paxton) Hemsl. 1884

Xylobium elongatum is a species in the Xylobium genus.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with eight to fifteen 3.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters


Grow in diffused bright light and keep in cool to warm temperatures. Keep humidity from 40 to 70%. Water regularly during growing season. The potting media should be a little moist in between waterings. To prevent rot, avoid water from touching leaves. Reduce watering during the winter. Pot plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.


Common Name: The Elongate Xylobium


  1. *Maxillaria elongata Lindl. & Paxton 1852-3

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