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Masdevallia are part of the Orchidaceae family and its native range is Mexico to S. Tropical America. They are epiphytic, sympodial orchids growing at high altitudes in cloud forests, where the climate is cool and humid. Masdevallia have a distinctive flower that is often triangular in shape with narrowing sepals that taper to a slender point. Rhizomes produce small small stems with a single leaf at the top. The bloom of this Masdevallia hybrid is orange-yellow.
Genus name honours Dr. Jose Masdeval of Spain - a botanist and orchid collector.
Pot: ø 9cm.
Height: Approximately 17cm from base of pot.
Flower Spike: 2 branches.
Light: North-facing windowsill in a bright room all year round, between 1000 and 1500 foot-candles. Masdevallia can be kept in light intensities up to 2500 foot-candles if the growing space can be kept cool.
Water: Masdevallia have minimal water-storage tissue. Roots should be allowed to become almost dry before watering again; if drainage is adequate, constantly moist roots are fine. Use tepid wanted.
Potting mix: Many growers recommend using just high grade sphagnum moss for mature plants, some suggest a mix of fine grade pine bark, perlite and a small amount of horticultural charcoal. Plants ought to be repotted every one to two years, before the potting mix decomposes. Position the plant in the pot so that the newest growth is farthest from the edge of the container, allowing the maximum number of new growths without crowding the vessel. Spread the roots over a cone of potting mix the fill in around the roots with potting mix, firm the medium around the roots. Keep humidity high and the potting medium slightly dry until new roots form.
Fertilising: Feed regularly while plants are actively growing; AOS recommends applications of 30-10-10 fertiliser twice a month for ideal for plants in bark chips and a 20-20-20 formulation for plants in other media. Remember to flush potting mix occasionally to prevent build up of salts.
Temperature: Day time temperatures of 18-23˚C. Night time temperatures of 12-15˚C. Avoid day temperatures higher than 26˚C.
Humidity: 60-80%. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier. Ensure you have good air circulation if the humidity is higher. Evaporative coolers help raise humidity and lower temperatures.
Masdevallia are non-toxic.
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.