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365 days of orchids – day 500 – Restrepia condorensis

So we have reached day 500! – We hope that you are enjoying our orchids as much as we are.

For day 500 we have a wonderful restrepia that we haven’t had a chance to blog before. Restrepia condorensis is a small growing species with long thin flowers in a startling pinky-red and a real show stopper. The species is endemic to Ecuador and grows in cool wet forests with the conditions we replicate in our Cool Americas section.

We have noticed that restrepias are getting more and more common in collections and we love them partly because they flower frequently giving a real point of interest in the greenhouse, but also because they are easy to propagate by division or from leaf cuttings (put a leaf and its stem into a pot of moss and you will usually be rewarded with a new little plant)

 

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