365 days of orchids – day 189 – Masdevallia pyxis

This is a small sized Masdevallia native to Peru that grows in cool forest around 2300m altitude where it grows as an epiphyte of lithophyte. It has thick rounded leaves and the flowers are produced in profusion on stems much shorter than the leaves. We find that growing the species mounted or in a small basket shows of the flowers to their best, or in a pot it works well to stand the pot on something that allows you to see under the leaves.


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