Masdevallia caudata is one of the most desirable of all the Masdevallia species. It has huge flowers, in this case 16 cm from the tips of the tails, and on a plant that is only 8 cm tall. It has a very strong but rather unpleasant scent and blooms in the spring. It comes from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. My plant is grown in sphagnum moss in a plastic net pot and watered nearly every day.