Thursday, 10 December 2015 08:43

Masdevallia Elven Gem

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moderate to bright light
allow to dry between watering
50% is optimum
warm temperature tolerant
blooms in February





Deep fiery red flowers on this warmth tolerant Masdevallia. 

Tom P. was awarded an AM/AOS (score of 82 points) by the AOS Judging Center in Sacramento for his Masdevallia Elven Gem in February of 2015.  He named this Masd 'Mem. Linda Garbesi' in honor of his first wife. Photo credit: Ramon de los Santos 


Saturday, 24 January 2015 16:48

AOS Culture Information - Masdevallia

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Masdevallia is a genus of some 350 species usually from cool, misty mountains of the New World Tropics.  Masdevallias are best known for their showy flowers consisting of sepals fused into a tubelike structure. Their origins are in cool, damp environments making them an excellent choice for cool or coastal climates.  Most species and hybrids are compact enough so that they can be easily accommodated on windowsills or under lights.



Sunday, 18 January 2015 06:35

Masdevallia imposter

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Name: Masdevallia impostor
Etymology:  impostor = pretending, acting
Origin:  Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia  
Location:  epiphyte, between 1500 and 1900m
Propagation:  By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
DIfficulty  intermediate


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