365 days of orchids – day 15 – Pleurothallis restrepiodes

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Hi I’m Issy and I’m in year 8 at Writhlington school and I’m in the orchid project. This is me in cool Americas with todays orchid. I particularly like Pleurothallis restrepiodes because it is purple, it looks great from underneath, and really surprisingly it smells of wet cat.

This species comes from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru where it grows in cool wet forest. I have heard that one time we had ice on this plant and it didn’t kill it so it is obviously very tough. It also propagates really easily from keikis that grow in the top of older leaves.


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  1. Gareth Buckle says:

    And we know which cat that is ! Or does she smell of orchid ?

  2. Pat Smith says:

    I have just bought a Pleurothallis restrepiodes so just hope mine flowers as well.