Masdevallia ludibundella – 365 days of orchids – day 1977
We haven’t featured this wonderful little masdevallia species since 2019 which seems very remiss of us.
Masdevallia ludibundella is a miniature masdevallia with large dramatic flowers. The species comes from Colombia and enjoys the cool wet conditions that most of our masdevallias enjoy in the Cool Americas section of the greenhouse.
The flowers are long lasting and held well clear of the leaves. Given conditions it likes the plant multiplies but is quite slow to make specimen plants.
We grow the species mounted and in pots. As long as it is kept well watered it doesn’t seem to worry.