Sunday, January 25, 2009

Restrepia sanguinea propogation

The genus Restrepia contains 30 or 40 species found from Mexico to Northern Argentina. Their culture is similar to small Pleurothallis species and grow well with small pots, high humidity and shady conditions.

Restrepia sanguinea grows in Ecuador and Venezuela. It is cold to cool growing.

Ron Parsons commented that Pleuros can be propogated from a previously bloomed leaf. I am always interested in new techniques, so about six months ago I placed one (Restrepia is related) in a saucer of pea gravel and gave it reduced light and regular watering.

It is developing nicely. It has started growing a second leaf. I removed a sphagnum top dressing that holds moisture so you can see the plant better.

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