Sunday, October 9, 2016

Masdevallia herradurae

Masdevallia herradurae or Acinopetala herradurae is a small, floriferous species from Colombia and Ecuador.  The plant is under 10 cm and the flowers are 2-3 cm.  When the plant is in bloom the flowers look like a clouds of dark insects hovering around the plant.  My plant is grown in a plastic net pot in live sphagnum.


  1. You grow a lot of orchids varieties Ron. I used to have a lot of house plants. These last years, I usually leave for winter months so I don't keep anymore.
    Orchids are hard to grow. I tried them once but wasn't very successful. You do a great job with them.

    1. They are actually not so difficult once you get the hang of it. It's just that they are so different from other house plants.