Sunday, March 22, 2009

Restrepia sanguinea in bloom today

Restrepia sanguinea - Photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Restrepia (Rstp) contains 30 or 40 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.

This particular plant was a freebie that was a little rough around the edges but is growing well and is ready to divide. It has been growing in pea gravel for over a year. The new leaves are clean and I should be able to get a good looking division or two.

A nice thing about Restrepia sanguinea is that it re-blooms off of the same leaf and continues blooming throughout the spring.

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