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Stanhopea costaricensis
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. costaricensis
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Binomial name
Stanhopea costaricensis
Rchb. f 1860


Stanhopea costaricensis is an orchid species found in Central America.

Distribution

The plant is found on lower branches of trees in evergreen cloud forest of Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 700 to 1400 meters.

Description

Plant blooms during spring and summer with 3 to 7 flowers per an inflorescence. Flowers are fragrant and 10 to 12 cm wide.

Culture

Plant should be grown in shade. Keep in intermediate to warm temperatures and water regularly. Pot in medium fir bark or sphagnum moss. Keep humidity high. Plants are usually grown in baskets.

Naming

Common Name: The Costa Rican Stanhopea

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