365 days of orchids – day 291 – Pleurothallis hypnicola

365 days has featured many of our miniature pleurothallis species. This one, with a great name, is native to the Mata Atlantica cloud forests of Brazil. It has relatively large flowers for compared to similar species such as Pleurothallis grobyi (day 72).

We find this and simiar species do well mounted, potted or in small baskets. Plants enjoy shade and cool temperatures and multiply well when happy. Plants can be divided when repotted and we try to keep clumps together with at least three leaves and these grow away quickly and flower the next year.


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