Ada brachypus – 365 days of orchids – day 1426

We have always catagorised Ada brachypus as a miniature member of the Oncidium family but our larger plant is now becoming something of a specimen!

Ada brachypus comes from the cloud forests of Ecuador where it grows in moss from 1200 to 2400m altitude.

We find this plant does best in 3cm pots and baskets amongst miniature masdevallia species in Cool Americas where we keep it well watered throughout the year, but this stock plant is growing in an 8cm basket and is loving life.

The flowers are produced from maturing growths and, although small, plants quickly form clumps and so produce many flowers together to give a charming display. This is yet another example of the wonderful diversity of Orchid Species.


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