The genus Xylobium is in the Orchidaceae family in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants). I Xylobium is abbreviated Xyl in horticultural trade. There are about 37 species native to tropical America. Angiosperms are seed-bearing vascular plants. Their reproductive structures are flowers in which the ovules are enclosed in an ovary. Angiosperms are found in almost every habitat from forests and grasslands to sea margins and deserts. info – wikipedia
The plants can be found from Mexico to Brazil. They have elongated pseudobulbs with around three round leaves.
They grow best in defused light with warm temperatures. The humidity should stay between 40% – 70%. Water the plants regularly during growing season while allowing the roots to dry out thoroughly before the next watering.
To prevent leaf fungus or rot avoid water from touching the leaves. Reduce watering in winter. Pot your orchid plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagum moss.
This photo was taken at this years Englewood Orchid show in March. I didn’t purchase it. I have another similar with color color. But, they are irresistible. ©info wikipedia
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