Epidendrum medusae, commonly known as the Medusa Orchid, is an interesting and unique orchid species. It gets its name from the distinctive way its pendant inflorescences resemble the snaky hair of the mythical creature Medusa. The flowers are usually small and greenish, and the plant itself has thin, grass-like leaves.
Medusa Orchids are epiphytic orchids native to parts of Central and South America. They are often found growing on trees and rocks in humid and warm environments. These orchids prefer bright, filtered light and can tolerate a range of temperatures, but they generally thrive in warm to intermediate conditions.