Pleurothallis costaricensis – 365 days of orchids – day 1692

The week is ending with the greenhouse lit up by the small yellow flowers of several related cloud forest orchid species. The biggest show is from Pleurothallis costaricensis.

This charming miniature pleurothallis is native to the cloud forests of Costa Rica (as the name suggests) and Panama up to 1800m. We find it thrives in low light in our Cool Americas section both mounted and potted where it produces its sprays of small bright yellow flowers sporadically throughout the year.

We find that the species is slow growing and compact but eventually makes a real specimen like this one.

More small yellow flowered orchids tomorrow 🙂


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