365 days of orchids – day 265 – Lepanthopsis prolifera

Just 100 days to go! This tiny flowered species which is endemic to North Eastern Colombia arrived in the school greenhouses as a ‘weed’ on Pleurothallis sclerophylla and has since expanded into a ball and produced many offspring.

The flowers are produced in sprays on a 1cm spike and usually line up back to back so that flowers look two ways. The plant is in flower for much of the year but I am sorry to say we often forget it because the flowers are so small.

From our experience this miniature is easy to grow mounted when kept cool and wet.

(You may have noticed that we have skipped from day 263 to day 265 – this is a correction from posting two day 82s)


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