365 days of orchids – day 294 – Ornithophora radicans

This is a warm growing miniature species from Brazil found near the Atlantic coast at around 400m altitude. We find that the species prefers deep shade and will grow cooler than the habitat suggests and so does well in both Warm and Cool Americas.

The plant rapidly multiplies into an attractive ball of thin green leaves and little pseudobulbs and is happy mounted, potted or in a basket. We keep plants watered well throughout the year and are rewarded with the attractive little flower that last a long time.


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