Renanthera coccinea profile

Written by Maggie

Nov 16 2020

Renanthera coccinea profile

Renanthera coccinea has gorgeous flowers and looks like a gorgeous flame from a distance. It is a rare tropical orchid with high ornamental value among orchid plants. It is well-loved at home and abroad and has high horticultural ornamental value. Here is the information about Renanthera coccinea.

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Renanthera coccinea

Morphological characteristics of Renanthera coccinea

Renanthera coccinea has a stem up to 1 m long, with many leaves close to each other in two rows. The leaves are leathery and oblong. The inflorescence is axillary, the inflorescence axis and the inflorescence stalk are slender, up to 1 meter, with branches, and the flowers can reach more than ten or dozens. The flower color is gorgeous and the number of flowers is numerous. The petals are yellow with red spots, narrow spatulate, long 2 Cm, 4 mm wide, blunt and thickened apex and densely covered with red spots, with 3 main veins; lip with 3 clefts. Flowering period is from April to June.  

The growth habit and distribution of Renanthera coccinea

Renanthera coccinea was born on a tree trunk in a valley forest below 500 meters above sea level. Distributed in southern Yunnan, China and Vietnam. This flower is rarely cultivated. renanthera coccinea generally grows on the mountainside valley walls of deep mountain valleys, sloping hillsides or rock gaps with good water permeability and water retention, sparse mountains and grasses, and under the shade of secondary woods. There may be shade, short sunshine time or only scattered light leakage. Where the air is humid and the air can circulate, it is sometimes born on the cliffs of mountain streams. 

Renanthera coccinea

Reproduction mode of Renanthera coccinea

The ramets of renanthera coccinea are carried out after flowering or in spring and autumn. Cut off the sprouts from the natural sprout of the adult plant or the sprouts from the mother plant after removing the tops with a knife, and then plant them separately; Cut the upper part and plant it in a new pot. Cuttings The remaining stems will grow new shoots after a period of time, which can be used as cutting materials when the new shoots grow. Cuttings should be done in spring and autumn or after flowering.

Renanthera coccinea is the species status

Renanthera coccinea is currently endangered. Because the seeds of Renanthera coccinea have no endosperm, they need to coexist with fungus to germinate in the wild, and the germination rate is extremely low. Although conventional cuttings can be used for artificial cultivation, the multiplication rate is also very low. More information about Renanthera coccinea needs further discussion.

Renanthera coccinea