365 days of orchids – day 583 – Masdevallia oreas

Masdevallia oreas is a endemic to cloud forests of Bolivia and one of the smallest masdevallias we grow. The plant shown is in a 3cm pot with 4cm leaves and 5cm flower spikes. The flowers are large for the plant and long lasting.

We grow the species both mounted and in small pots and it seems very happy both ways in a shady spot in our Cool Americas section.


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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    Does this Masdevallia have a ‘disgusting’ smell to attract flies like Masdevallia Hystrix?