What kind of orchid is this?

kariwojo(MO)March 13, 2013

Hi,
I received this orchid in a plant exchange from Puerto Rico. Can anyone tell me what kind it is? It has small leaves and likes a dirt/bark mixture, so it's more like potting a regular plant than an orchid.

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kariwojo(MO)

This are the leaves....

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 5:59PM
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tucker_sp(Z4 MN)

It is a reed-type epidendrum. There are a number of species that look quite a bit alike, and also quite a few hybrids. They often grow as terrestrials in tropical and subtropical areas. As long as you give them a lot of light and don't let them dry out, they should do fine.
Tucker

Here is a link that might be useful: Reed-stem Epidendrum Culture

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 8:51PM
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kariwojo(MO)

Thanks tucker_sp!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 9:37PM
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