Porroglossum meridionale – 365 days of orchids – day 1590

This is a free flowering miniature native to Ecuador and Peru where it is found from 1400-1800m. With us the plant is slow growing but flowers are very long lasting and they repeat flower from the same flower stems so the species is invariably in flower.

The has stiff glaucous leaves which suggest a natural habitat with good light and not the constant damp needed for some South American miniatures but we find that the plant resents drying out for any length of time (see moss naturally growing on the mount)

With us the plant’s high point was winning – 2nd best Pleurothallidinae species at the European Orchid Show in Paris in 2018. Let us hope we can take the plant to another show soon as we are really missing meeting our orchid friends.


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