Masdevallia burslaffiana – 365 days of orchids – day 1674

To follow Masdevallia wagneriana we have a second small sized masdevallia, Masdevallia burslaffiana. This species produces 1cm wide flowers in profusion, and with leaves just 5cm long makes a wonderful specimen when larger.

The species is native to Mexico and Guatemala and research suggests it is variable in colour from yellow to red. Our culture suggests that the plant is not to fussy about temperature and copes well with warm summer days without showing any signs of heat stress. We grow the species in baskets and pots and keep it wet throughout the year.



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