How to grow Masdevallia

Masdevallia grow and care – orchidĀ epiphytic rhizome leaf plant of the genus Masdevallia also known as Masd, Masdevallia perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, grow in subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b-11a.

Leaves color green the leaves fleshy in linear shape, the stem fleshy.

Masdevallia flower

Flower shape triangle to 3 lobes the top of the petal can be smaller than the other, sometimes in vertex there is spikes, flower color can be: black, purple, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, brown or green, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless

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How to grow Masdevallia growing and care:

Cold temp: 6-8c night 20c day (not hot summer), high humidity 65%+, soil sphagnum moss with little bark, the pot need to be open (with big holes) for the flowers and growth

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, really hard to start from seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very specific requirement

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
20-50 cm, 8-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade (light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year

General information about the flower
Shape flowers triangle to 3 lobes the top of the petal can be smaller than the other, sometimes in vertex there is spikes, flower color can be: black, purple, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, brown or green, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless

Scientific name:

Masdevallia

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