This luscious flower belongs to Masdevallia coriacea. The species is a small species but a robust grower that produces long lasting flowers over a long period.
The species is found in cool forests from 2200 to 3700m altitude in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. There is considerable variation in flower markings with flowers from white to dark cream and few dotted red stripes to bold thick stripes – all are lovely.
We grow plants in pots and mounted and as long as they are kept well watered we have few problems. (plants below)
We grow plants in our Cool Americas section with our other Masdevallias with a winter minimum of 12C, shade in the summer and lots of ventilation.
We have added three more plants to our shop.