The genus Xylobium is in the family Orchidaceae 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 plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.
I didn’t purchase this one since I have another of a different species. It is beginning to open it’s blooms right now. Another photo opportunity will happen soon. They’re so irresistible.
Frizz is challenging us today with the Letter X –
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