Stelis nexipous- 365 days of orchids – day 1678


Stelis nexipous is one of our more floriferous stelis species and is just coming into flower again with its packed upright spikes with relatively large deep red flowers.

The name ‘nexipous’ means duck’s foot and describes the shape of the flowers which is unlike any other stelis in our collection. The dense spikes are secund (all the flowers facing one way) giving a dramatic display that lasts for several months.

The species is native to Ecuador and Peru where it is found in forests from 700-2400m and as less of a cloud forest specialist than some of the genus it is a strong rooting plant and robust species to grow.

This wonderful species will be in flower well into the autumn and so is one to look out for at our forthcoming open evening on Monday, September 20th (4pm-7pm)


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