Epidendrum radicans is also known as E. ibaguense . A reed stem Epidendrum, which normally grows up to three feet tall. This species is very easy to cultivate. The plant branches freely, and throws out lateral growths and aerial roots rapidly. Best grown on where support of the rambling canes and numerous lateral growths can be provided. Tolerates wide variety of temperature and environmental conditions. In temperate climates, can be grown outside, where it rapidly forms a hedge mass. The above E. radicans hedge is growing 50 feet from a salt water bay, in direct western sun, and has survived a 26o F winter night.
Epidendrum radicans bears a densely flowered head of red/orange flowers, with yellow throats, on a inflorescence which arises from the top of the cane. The flowers open sequentially and are very long lasting.