Restrepia jesupiana – 365 days of orchids – day 1812

After posting Restrepia trichoglossa yesterday I was inspired to go hunting for other Restrepia species and came across this species which has yet to feature on 365 days of orchids – a good advert for decent lights in your greenhouse.

Restrepia jesupiana is endemic to Venezuela where it grows in cool damp forests between 2300 and 2800m (a similar habitat to most Restrepias) It is one of the smaller growing Restrepia species but with rather large flowers – very large for the plant – and a really distinct yellow colour that my night time photo doesn’t really do justice to.

You will notice that the plant is growing in a small basket – a method we find works very well with Restrepias although pots and mounts also work well.

appologies for the delay in posting plants on the shop – we are very busy at school with enhanced covid arrangements and January exams – but hope to get some up later today.


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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    I would love to have a go at propagating new Restrepia plants from leaf cuttings.