Masdevallia Coccinea BS in a 11cm pot with Sphagnum moss.
Common Name The Scarlet Masdevallia
Flower Size 1 1/2 to 3" [3.5 to 7.5 cm]
Found in Colombia and Peru as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial on sides of rocky cliffs with erect leaves that is found at elevations of 2400 to 3000 meters and blooms in the spring with short ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 close, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate to spathulate, petiolate, rounded and minutely tridentate apically leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a slender, erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, slightly flexous, single flowered, inflorescence with a spotted bract at each node and the waxy, variable sized flowers held higher than the leaves.
Min Temp 7C
Max Temp high 20s C
Humidity above 75%
Growing Notes from AOS
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 in cool, damp environments make 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.
Light should be like that given for phalaenopsis and paphiopedilums —1,000 to 1,500 foot-candles. Masdevallias can be kept in light intensities up to 2,500 foot-candles if the growing area can be kept cool. Plants grow well under st