365 days of orchids – day 454 – Lepanthopsis astrophora

One of our favourite mini miniatures today this tiny species has leaves less than 1cm long and relatively long spikes of tiny flowers each of which is a perfect purple star (hence the name). The flowers are long lasting and the species is in flower for most of the year.

The species is native to cloud forests in Venezuela and we find it succeeds mounted in a shady spot and sprayed daily. It is a good idea to keep a magnifying glass handy so that visitors can wonder at the lovely little flowers.


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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    Happy Easter