Plant in a bright position and water and feed well while actively growing and flowering.
The majority of species in this genus are epiphytes and lithophytes. The epiphytes, often have much shorter stems than the epidendrums.
The common name ‘crucifix orchid’ refers to the lip of the flower (called the labellum), which resembles a small, gold cross. Crucifix orchids are tough, easy to grow, easily propagated and have vivid, long lasting flowers. In fact, they are an excellent beginner’s orchid.
They can be grown in containers in a free-draining mix, amongst rocks in the garden, or in soil. They like a frost-free climate and flower best in a full sun position.