Pleurothallis sonderana – 365 days of orchids – day 987

Our most exciting mini-miniature at the Bee and Pollination festival is Pleurothallis sonderana and I am sure it will cause a lot of interest. The leaves are 2-3cm long and this mature plant (we have a few) is covered in the 3mm yellow flowers. It is gnat pollinated.

The species is endemic to Southern Brazil where it grows as an epiphyte in cool moist forest.

We find Pleurothallis sonderana is a vigorous plant that forms a great little specimen and can be easily propagated by division. We always grow the species mounted and the plant shown has completely covered its 3cm x 4cm cork mount.

We grow plants shaded in Cool Americas and spray it daily.



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