Masdevallia exquisita grow and care – orchid epiphytic rhizome leaf plant of the genus Masdevallia also known as Masd, Masdevallia exquisita perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b-11a.
Leaves color green the leaves fleshy in linear shape, the stem fleshy.
How to grow Masdevallia exquisita 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:
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
Bloom season: All year
General information about the flower Triangle flowers with 3 lobes in vertex there is spikes like tail, flower colors are white, pink and yellow, in the center yellow in the middle pink splash and the outer is white.