Friday, January 6, 2012

Masdevallia glandulosa

Masdevallia glandulosa is another small species from Ecuador.  Its flowers are unique both for the tiny glandular hairs for which the plant is named and for their strong clove scent.  The plant will perfume a whole room.  I have seen clones of this species where the tails curl back, but this particular clone does not open widely and holds its tails forward.  In my experience the plant prefers to be potted and likes somewhat moister conditions and lower light than other Masdevallias.  The individual flowers are a bit over 3 cm in length and the plant is 8 cm tall.


  1. Hi Ron,
    Could you, please, tell me from where did you get this one? I'm searching for this plant right now and I would love to buy the same clone...

    Thank you very much,

    1. Hi Dana,

      Mine came from Andy's Orchids, but whether you can get the same clone or not, I don't know. If you want to get in touch with me in the fall, I should ahve a division of this one ready to go.

    2. Hi Ron,

      And thank you very much for information and for your generous offer. I would love to have a division of your plant, but I live in Romania (and I think it would be quite complicated with the shipment ?)
      :) In fact I was hoping that you have yours from a grower attending the European Orchid Council and Show in April and then I could’ve pre-ordered...
      Ok...I’ll buy it anyway and hopefully it will have the same nice fragrance and (quite) big flowers like yours...

      Thanks’ again for your help and fast asnwer,

    3. You are welcome to the information, Dana. Hope you find a good clone.