Acriopsis (chandelier orchids)

Acriopsis liliifolia

Acriopsis liliifolia var liliifolia

 

The genus consists of 9 recognized species. The name ‘Acriopsis’ is derived because it resembles the shape of a locust.

They grow mainly in low, humid rainforests, sometimes ascending to medium altitudes. Their roots have specialised roots which grow from them up through the air and make branches which feed on litter and other debris.

Light Preference :
Semi-Shade (It is best grown under 70% light. )

Moderate shade and humidity as well as hot to warm conditions are required with a dry period when not growing and then ample water while in growth to have this epiphytic orchid bloom in the spring and summer on a basal

 

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