Home grown stars at the British Orchid Show – Barbosella handroi

We were delighted to win a Certificate of Cultural Commendation from the RHS Orchid Committee for our Barbosella handroi ball. This stunning miniature plant was de-flasked onto a small cork mount in 2000 and this mount is still in the middle of the plant somewhere.

We grow the species cool and well watered but hung up so that it dries out again relatively quickly. We weed out the moss that grows in amongst it quite regularly as moss would out compete the plant given a chance. We have seen the species clothing the upper branches of tall trees in primary Brazilian cloud forest at Macae de Cima in our trips there in 2000 and 2006.


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