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Dragon's Mouth Orchid Psychilis atropurpurea

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Encyclia atropurpurea
  • Epidendrum atropurpureum
Phonetic Spelling
sy-KIL-liss at-ro-pur-PURR-ee-uh
Description

An orchid species native to the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  It prefers warm to hot temperatures and produces many beautiful purple flowers at once.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#epiphytic#orchid#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#epiphytic#orchid#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Psychilis
    Species:
    atropurpurea
    Family:
    Orchidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Dominican Republic and Haiti
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Epiphyte
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No