365 days of orchids – day 354 – Stelis portoi

Today’s species is another that flowers for several months of the year. Stelis portoi is one of our larger Stelis species with leaves reaching 20cm and long flower stems with partially opening 1cm flowers. The flowers bloom all together and when several stems flower together they look very attractive.

The species is native to Ecuador and enjoys conditions in our Cool Americas section. We find it does well in a basket.


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