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Pleurothallis gracillima- 365 days of orchids – day 1330

It would be impossible to do a miniatures week in August and not include Pleurothallis gracillima. This wonderful little species is one of our easy to grow miniatures that produces masses of charming little flowers. The first few are flowering now and we will have plants in flower for the next two months or so.

The species is a great example of a ‘miniature’ orchid that can grow into a specimen. Plants flower well as tiny plants in 3cm pots or mounted but if left for long enough it forms a ball that is covered in its delicate sprays of flowers.

This species of Pleurothallis is native to the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador. It is another from the Specklinia section and is a small growing species that produces masses of flower in the summer but can produce the odd spike at any time in addition.

We find it grows well mounted or in pots and baskets. We grow the species in Cool Americas with lots of water especially in the summer when it is in most active growth.

We are delighted to have lots of little plants of this species for sale in our online shop.

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