WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 441 – Porroglossum meridionale

This is a free flowering miniature native to Ecuador and Peru where it is found from 1400-1800m. With us the plant is slow growing but flowers are very long lasting and they repeat flower from the same flower stems.

We only have one plant so far and find that it enjoys growing mounted and high in the cool greenhouse in good light and sprayed daily. It has stiff glaucous leaves which suggest a natural habitat with good light and not the constant damp needed for some South American miniatures.

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