Trichoglottis pusilla – 365 days of orchids – day 1684

Trichoglottis pusilla is usually a winter flowering orchid but has decided to give us a bonus flowering this week.

Trichoglottis pusilla is a tiny species with a 5cm fan of dark green leaves and small sprays of relatively large flowers with delightful dark red stripes.

Trichoglottis pusilla is native to Java where it grows in rain forest from 1000 to 2000m altitude. We grow this species mounted in Warm Asia where it lives high up but shaded on a mesh frame that allows good air movement but easy spraying every day.


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