Restrepia muscifera – 365 days of orchids – day 1142

A very reliable and floriferous species in our Cool Americas section is this small growing restrepia species. Restrepia muscifera is a variable species found from Central America through to Ecuador and this red spotted clone in particular is a strong growing and free flowering plant that regularly sends out show like the one we are enjoying this week.

This is a good time to propagate restrepias either by division or even from single leaves, removed with its stalk, or even better a little rhizome and root. We pot divisions into 3cm pots of just bark and keep plants damp and shaded until well established.


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