Monday, November 7, 2016

Masdevallia glomerosa

I've posted this species recently but it is blooming again and I didn't have anything else to post.  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 base 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.