Ornithophora radicans – 365 days of orchids – day 1430

Another Brazilian miniature species today, and this one is a joy to grow with its clouds of little white and green flowers, with deep red columns.

Ornithophora radicans is a warm growing miniature species from Brazil’s Atlantic coast at around 400m altitude.  We find that the species prefers deep shade and lots of water, and will grow cooler than the habitat suggests and so does well in both our Warm and Cool Americas sections.

The plant rapidly multiplies into an attractive ball of thin green leaves and little pseudobulbs and is happy mounted, potted or in a basket. We keep plants watered well throughout the year and are rewarded with a profusion of the attractive little flowers that last a long time.

The species makes great specimens but also flowers when small as in this plant, in a 5.5cm pot.

We have plants in stock at the shop.



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