Luisia macrotis Rchb.f. 1869


Luisia macrotis Rchb.f. 1869 is an epiphytic growing orchid species native to the Himalayas, India (Assam), Myanmar (formerly Burma), China (Yunnan), Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Luisia macrotis flowers get a size of about 1,5 cm. Flowering period: April. Luisia macrotis orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires intermediate to warm temperatures, moderate sunlight and a well-drained potting medium. Plants are best cultivated in hanging baskets or mounted at a piece of wood or a tree.

Luisia macrotis Rchb.f. 1869
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Image: Luisia macrotis Rchb.f. 1869
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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