Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rauhiella brasiliensis 'Rose'

This is a micro-miniature.  The plant with its pendant flower spikes is only 5 cm.  The individual succulent leaves are 1.5 cm and the flowers are 5 mm.  The species is from Brazil and was purchased as Chytroglossa paulensis, which it is not, but when awarded a Certificate of Botanical Recognition by the American Orchid Society was identified as Rauhiella brasiliensis.


  1. Wow that is stunning Ron! and certainly not easy to maintain, such a miniature would easily die in a matter of days!

    1. Can't say this thrives for me (it really needs warmer temps) but it hangs on and blooms just about every year.