Submitted by wellsy on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 09:55
Cleisostoma Blume 1825
Type Species: Cleisostoma sagittatum
Synonyms: SARCANTHUS Lindl. 1821
Country: India, China, SE Asia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, Pacific Islands
A large genus of around 100 species which are generally all small to medium monopodial epiphytes having generally flat (sometimes terete), fleshy leaves along the stem. The attractive flowers are small but well displayed on the inflorescence which may be short to long and can be branched.
These plants are best grown in medium light with constant humidity and will do well grown on a slab of cork or treefern. The stems can divide at or near the base and new visions can be severed once these have grown enough roots and are large enough to handle.