- Flower nameArpophyllum giganteum
- Scientific nameArpophyllum giganteum
- Aliasアーポフィラム, ギガンチューム, Arpophyllum giganteum, ローソクラン, Candle orchid
- Place of originMexico to Central America, Colombia, Venezuela and Jamaic
- Place of floweringGreenhouse, Subtropical region, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Arpophyllum giganteum
Arpophyllum giganteum (Scientific Name: Arpophyllum giganteum) is a perennial herb in the genus Arpophyllum of the Orchidaceae family, native to Mexico to Central America, Colombia, Venezuela and Jamaica. It is a native epiphytic orchid. It produces densely growing slender valves from a creeping stem. A single leaf is attached to the tip of the bulb. The leaves are cortical, fleshy and elongated. In spring, small pink to red-purple flowers bloom densely on the flower stalks that emerge from the leaf stalks. In the same genus there is Arpophyllum cardinale.
Common Name: Arpophyllum giganteum, Scientific Name: Arpophyllum giganteum, Aka: Rosocrans, Candle orchid, height: 70 to 100 cm, leaves Length: 30-50 cm, leaf width: 2 cm, leaf shape: linear, stem length: 30-40 cm, inflorescence length: 15-20 cm, petal shape: inverted lanceolate, flower color: purplish-red, pink, flower diameter: 0.8 cm, flowering season: April-May, use: for appreciation.