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Epidendrum nanum – 365 days of orchids – day 1477

This species is a real miniature and this January we have three terminal clusters of the rather sweet and relatively large star like flowers.

This species is the smallest Epidendrum we grow by some way The whole plant here is 3cm across and the tiny growths finish in two or three flowers about 8mm across which flower successively over quite a long period. We can expect flowers until at least March.

Epidendrum nanum (meaning the tiny epidendrum)has been reported from wet forests in Peru and Bolivia from 600-2300m and we find that the species prefers a cool spot in heavy shade in our Cool Americas Section.

Like most of our mini-miniatures we grow this species mounted to really enjoy the whole plant in growth and because we find little plants do best on mounts and away from competition from moss.

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