Epidendrum medusae is so named for the prominent, snake-like hairs that adorn the lip of the fabulous flower. While the plant itself is quite interesting with pendant, succulent leaves and “stems,” the flower is a knock-out. Dark blood red with a gigantic, fleshy, fringed lip–yeah, it’s something to see. It’s so great, in fact, that it was used to make a great cross, Epidendrum Panama Ruby whose flowers are a brighter red (some might say, um, RUBY red). Both these varieties tick the box for form lovers and flower lovers, as they earn A’s in both categories.
Cool to intermediate temperatures
Big, mature, mounted plants