Pleurothallis schweinfurthii – 365 days of orchids – day 1520

The flowers of this lovely species appear to dance on their thin spikes with curly dorsal sepals and petals spread wide.

Pleurothallis schweinfurthii comes from the cloud forests of Peru and Bolivia, and produces spikes of around ten large (3cm long) dramatic spidery flowers. The species is a strong grower and a mature plant  produces a profusion of spikes.

The species makes a medium sized plant and we find it does well in pots or mounted. Plants flower over a long period from spring to autumn, making this a valued member of the collection.





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