Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mediocalcar decoratum

I bought a Mediocalcar decoratum two years ago with the idea of dividing half of it for sale. I took a few small pieces off the edge, but waited to get a flower picture before doing a full division on it. It has not bloomed in my greenhouse and I am tired of waiting for it.

Mediocalcar decoratum - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

The genus Mediocalcar (Medi) contains about 20 species from New Guinea.

Mediocalcar decoratum grows in Papua and New Guinea in moist mountain forests. It is cold to cool growing and blooms in spring.

The divisions are now in sphagnum over peanuts in 2 1/2-inch plastic pots. They will get a couple of months to start growing before selling starts in April. This species will join the plants being sold off to reduce my collection size. My goal for fall of 2013 is to have room in my Napa greenhouse for the whole collection.


  1. Thank you Richard, for sharing. I really enjoy reading your posts.

  2. I assume you meant "Papua New Guinea"? That's the name of the country.

    Great blog, good explanations and nice photos. I'm just starting out, becoming hooked after researching and rescuing my girlfriend's poor sunburned orchid.