Sunday, December 20, 2009

Restrepia trichoglossa

Restrepia trichoglossa - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis Restrepia trichoglossa was a gift from a friend who is downsizing her orchid collection. It is in pretty good health with some minor slug damage. I will probably repot and divide it in the spring.

Restrepia trichoglossa - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Restrepia (Rstp) 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 trichoglossa grows in Panama and northern South America in a wide altitude range where there is a wet and cool cloud forest. It blooms successively in summer and fall.

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