Zygopetalum triste

Zygopetalum triste

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Zygopetalum
Species: Z. triste
Binomial name
Zygopetalum triste
Barb. Rodr. 1877

Zygopetalum triste is a species of genus Zygopetalum


Plants bloom in the fall with several 6 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a spicy scent.


Plants are found in Minas Gerais, Brazil at elevations of 950 to 1800 meters


Keep plant frost free and at cool to intermediate temperatures. Plant will tolerate temperatures of 28°C only for several hours. Keep plant in medium to bright light. Zygopetalums can take morning sun and filtered noon sunlight. Light green leaves with a bit of yellow indicates maximum sun light absorption. Zygopetalum potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in medium to fine bark with some perlite.


Common Names: The Dark Purple Zygopetalum

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