Monday, December 5, 2016
Very typical of the section of Masdevallia to which it belongs (Saltatrices) with its brightly colored, tubular flowers, Masdevallia hirtzii is from Ecuador and Peru. It is a very small plant, only 8 cm tall, and produces an abundance of 4 cm flowers if well grown. It is supposed to be temperature tolerant but I grow my plant intermediate to cool in sphagnum moss in a net pot. It blooms faithfully for me every year in late autumn and winter.