Masdevallia mystica – 365 days of orchids – day 1609

This delightful little masdevallia is in flower on and off throughout the year but is always at its peak in May and June.

It is possibly a natural hybrid and is found in Colombian cloud forest. One parent is probably Masdevallia filaria that it grows amongst but the other possible parent is a mystery – hence the name.

At school we grow this species in baskets, mounted, and in pots, in Cool Americas and when kept cool and damp rewards us with vigorous growth and regular flowering. The individual flowers are long lasting and so there is rarely a day when none of our Masdevallia mystica plants are flowering.

We can now confirm that our next open day will be on Monday 12th July from 4pm until 7pm – public very welcome. We will provide full details later and would love to welcome you to a summers evening among the orchids.


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