Pleurothallis tuerkheimii – 365 days of orchids – day 1381

This wonderful deep red flowered Pleurothallis produces very long spikes of long lasting flowers.

The natural habitat of the species is damp forests and cloud forests from Mexico to Panama between 700m and 2400m altitude. This broad natural range supports our observation that this is an adaptable and accommodating plant to grow. We do find that the species prefers shade and plants even do very well in deep shade low in the Cool Americas section against a north facing wall.

The plant shown is one of our divisions from specimen plants (below) split about a year ago and is showing lots of vigorous new growth.

It won’t be long before our plants look like this again although we do have divisions available at our online shop.


Join the Discussion


There aren't any comments yet, why not be the first?