Prosthechea cochleata grow and care – epiphytic orchid leaf plant of the genus Encyclia also known as Clamshell orchid or Encyclia cochleata, Prosthechea cochleata perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in tropic, subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Leaves color green in linear to elliptic shape in the base of the leaves there is like bulb.

Prosthechea cochleata flowers

Flower color red-purple to black “the head” and “the hands” green-yellow, dancer and some cultivars in shape of octopus head with five arms, flower can survive one month.

Prosthechea cochleata for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Black flower
  • Green flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Epiphyte
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf plant
  • Orchids
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12