Saturday, November 12, 2016

Masdevallia glandulosa

Masdevallia glandulosa is an orchid species from Ecuador.  Its flowers are unique both on account of the tiny glandular hairs for which the plant is named and on account of their strong clove scent.  The plant will perfume a whole room.  I have several plants clones of this species and this has the largest flowers.  They are 5 cm from tip to tip on a plant that is 10 cm tall.  In my experience the plant prefers to be potted and likes somewhat moister conditions and lower light than other Masdevallias.