Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lepanthes elegantula

Lepanthes elegantula, a species from Ecuador, certainly lives up to its name: it is indeed most elegant.  The plant is erect and stands at 5-6 cm.  The flowers are nearly 2 cm tall, very large for a Lepanthes, and are a dark satiny purple that is very difficult to photograph.  The flowers come one or two at a time, blooming successively on wiry  flower spikes that stand well above the foliage.


  1. Very nice Lepanthes! Extra nice with such large flowers too.

  2. Thanks, Karma. It's a good grower and is in bloom for a long time - flowers about two at a time over a very long period.