Myrmecophila Humboldtii is a species of orchid (was Schomburgia Humboldtii)


Size flower: 6 -7.5 cm (2.5 to 3 inches)
Features: Pseudobulbs with long-lasting lovely flowers. This species is often found in conjuction with ants and may benefit from their presence.

myrmecophila humboldtii orchid flowers

myrmecophila humboldtii orchid leaves


Propagation: They are best grown on wood mounts with some direct sunlight.
Growing: Once established doesn't need much water, however watering during growing season when it is producing roots, will encourage flowering.

Location: In trees and large succulents.

myrmecophila humboldtii orchid roots

Myrmecophila Humboldtii is a medium sized, hot growing orchid species with clavate, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 rigid, narrowly oblong, obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on an apical, 3 to 4' [90 to 120 cm] long, racemose or paniculate inflorescence with fragrant, long-lasting flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb that has many successive opening flowers with only 3 or 4 open at a time all congregated at the apex of the elongate inflorescence.