365 days of orchids – day 351 – Prosthechea calamari


This is our smallest Prosthechea species with pseudobulbs 5cm tall, fine leaves and delicate flowers mostly in pairs. The species is native to South America from Brazil to Colombia where it forms mats on trees in warm forests from 200-1400m altitude.

We find that the species does best in Cool Americas but it would be happier a little warmer. It seems to enjoy baskets as it does have the inconvenient habit of walking our of small pots and growing in the ‘pot next door’



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