Masdevallia coccinea is one of the larger Masdevallias with very long flower spikes, far to big for my collection. This plant, however, is a dwarf form, that fits my growing area, though it is still quite large. The plant is 15 cm tall (it can be twice that size) with flower spikes that reach another 15 cm above the plant. The 5 cm flowers open are dark pink and fade to paler pink. It blooms in the spring and is grown in a 15 cm pot in sphagnum moss. The species is from the Peruvian Andes.