Arpophyllum giganteum

Arpophyllum giganteum

  • Arpophyllum giganteum
  • Arpophyllum giganteum
  • Arpophyllum giganteum
  • Arpophyllum giganteum
  • Arpophyllum giganteum
  • Arpophyllum giganteum
  • Flower name
    Arpophyllum giganteum
  • Scientific name
    Arpophyllum 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.


  • Order
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Orchidaceae
  • Genus
    Arpophyllum
  • Species
    A. giganteum
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Orchid shape
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial herb
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height70.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.8 ~ 0.8 cm

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