Barbosella handroi – 365 days of orchids – day 1039

We are now doing our final packing for Sarawak, ready for catching the Bus to Heathrow at 3.30 tomorrow morning. We will say good bye to the orchids in the greenhouse and growth room at lunchtime, especially this tiny miniature that is looking a real picture. The leaves are 1cm long and almost hidden by the profusion of flowers.

Barbosella handroi is native to cloud forest in Brazil and 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.

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.


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