Pleurothallis amparoana – 365 days of orchids – day 1621

This little orchid is another of our favourites.

Pleurothallis amparoana is native to wet montane forest in Costa Rica and Panama from 1200 to 1800m altitude and is unusual in the extremely furry flowers. We grow the species with most of our Pleurothallids in Cool Americas and find it particularly enjoys a small basket where we can keep it damp all year but with good drainage.

The resemblance of the flowers to furry toilet seats has resulted in us all calling this the furry toilet orchid – what do you think?



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