Masdevallia growing orchid 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.
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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Requirements for 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
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
20-50 cm, 8-20 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade (light)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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
- Black flower
- Blue flower
- Brown flowers
- Green flower
- Orange flower
- Pink flower
- Purple flower
- Red flower
- White flower
- Yellow flower