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Masdevallia Elven Gem

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(welischiiinfracta)

LIGHT
moderate to bright light
WATER
allow to dry between watering
HUMIDITY
50% is optimum
TEMPERATURE
warm temperature tolerant
BLOOM SEASON
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 

 

 

CULTIVATION

The International Orchid Register

Masdevallia Elven Gem

Genus
Masdevallia
Epithet
Elven Gem
Synonym Flag
This is not a synonym
Registrant Name
Orchid Zone
Originator Name
M.Pendleton
Date of registration
04/10/1994
 
Seed parent
Masdevallia welischii
Pollen parent
Masdevallia infracta
 

SOURCE: The International Orchid Register

 

 

Family Tree 

 

50.0% Masd. infracta (left)

 crossed with

50.0% Masd. welischii (above)

SOURCE: blue nanta

 

Additional Information: M. welischii has brightened up the color of this flower, although it is still more of a rust color. It also opened the flower a little from the closed form of M. infracta (Source: pleurothallids.com)

 

DISCUSSIONS

 

 

Masdevallia Elven Gem

Masdevallias like it cool, shady, and damp. My shaded patio has an area that meets these conditions fairly well. Watering is especially important in the summer, to keep the temperature of the leaves down as much as possible.

 

Source: Roberta's Orchid Central, Outdoor Orchids, More or Less Shade

 

 

VENDORS

 

 

et cetera

http://www.csnjc.org/Feb2015/masdelvengem.html

http://globalorchids.info/abc/soort.php?soortid=3446&nr=3

 

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