WSBEorchids

Prosthechea calmaria – 365 days of orchids – day 1463

This is our smallest Prosthechea species with pseudobulbs 5cm tall, fine leaves and delicate flowers mostly in pairs. The species is native to South America from Brazil to Colombia where it forms mats on trees in warm forests from 200-1400m altitude.

We have tried growing it cool and warm and have found that a shaded spot in our Warm Americas section (min 15C) seems to suit it best. It seems to enjoy baskets as it does have the inconvenient habit of walking our of small pots and growing in the ‘pot next door’

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