365 days of orchids – day 229 – Stelis polyantha

We have another delightful Stelis species flowering this week. Stelis polyantha is a small flowered species from Ecuador where it is found in cloud forest at around 3000m. The small size of the flowers is made up for in the number of flowers per spike and the number of spikes produces that give a pinky ‘cloud’ around the plant when in flower.

We grow the species mounted and low down in Cool Americas where we keep it well watered and shady all year.


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