365 days of orchids – day 712 -Pleurothallis rowleei

This stunning large flowered pleurothallis species is new to 365 days. The species is wet found in forests from Costa Rica to Ecuador where it grows in shade and is found over a wide range of elevation from warm forest at 350m to much cooler forest at 1750m.

We find the species is very happy in our Cool Americas section with other members of the genus although its relative warmth tolerance means that this mounted plant did not suffer and apparent stress from our warm summer this year. This should make the species an ideal choice for anyone who is interested in growing pleurothallis species on a windowsill

Individual flowers last several weeks and the plant produces a succession of flowers over several months so this plant will be a feature in the greenhouse well into the spring.


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