Stelis microchila – 365 days of orchids – day 1822

We have a tiny miniature for you today with leaves 2cm long and flowers about 2mm across.

Stelis microchila is one of the smallest of our Stelis species and is native to shaded damp forests from Central America down to Ecuador. Found from 900-1500m the habitat is not as cool as that of other Stelis species we grow making this little jewel more warmth tolerant than most.

With any tiny miniature like this we find that mounting plants works best as it reduces the chances of plants becoming out competed by moss of getting lost amongst our chunky bark compost.


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