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Epidendrum nanum – 365 days of orchids – day 1008

We have featured several miniature species recently and today we have another from our Cool Americas section.

This species is the smallest Epidendrum we grow by some way The whole plant here is 3cm across and the tiny growths finish in two or three flowers about 8mm across which flower successively over quite a long period. We can expect flowers until at least Christmas.

Epidendrum nanum (meaning the tiny epidendrum)has been reported from wet forests in Peru and Bolivia from 600-2300m and we find that the species prefers a cool spot in heavy shade in our Cool Americas Section.

Like most of our mini-miniatures we grow this species mounted to really enjoy the whole plant in growth and because we find little plants do best on mounts and away from competition.

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