Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Masdevallia glomerosa

Masdevallia glomerosa is from Ecuador and belongs to the Saltatrices group of Masdevallias.  These have tubular flowers, bright colors, glandular hairs lining the inside of the flower and a distinct bulge at the bast of the flower tube.  The photos shown here display these features.  This is a small species, the plants growing to about 10 cm with 3-4 cm flowers.  I grow it like many of my other Masdevallias, in a plastic net pot and live sphagnum.  It is watered nearly every day and given a very weak solution of fertilizer every few weeks.


  1. Beautiful Ron! How often does it bloom? BTW, just joined AOS and was happy to see your work in Orchids magazine!

    1. It blooms off and on through the year with one main blooming in the summer. Thanks for the nice comments.