Masdevallia ludibundella – 365 days of orchids – day 1088

For our second christmassy orchid this week I have chosen Masdevallia ludibundella because it is a little CRACKER – hehe.  Masdevallia ludibundella is a miniature masdevallia with large dramatic flowers. The species comes from Colombia and enjoys the cool wet conditions that most of our masdevallias enjoy in the Cool Americas section of the greenhouse.

The flowers are long lasting and held well clear of the leaves. Given conditions it likes the plant multiplies quite quickly too – a brilliant little species.

We grow the species mounted and in pots. As long as it is kept well watered it doesn’t seem to worry.



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  1. A Jones says:

    Wonderful sense of humour and a wonderful orchid Simon!