Restrepia dodsonii is a mini-miniature, cool to warm growing epiphyte originating from Ecuador in very wet montane forests. Restrepias bloom at most any time of the year. Flowers are 2.5″, orangy-pink with darker spots. Best grown in moss or a moss and bark mix to retain humidity but not kept wet. Keep in low light.
Blooming size plants come potted in moss.
Restrepia is a small genus of appoximately 49 orchid species in the Pleurothallid Alliance. Flowers tend to be more showy than most other Pleurothallids. Restrepias are found primarily at higher altitudes in the cool, damp montane forests of the Andes and Venezuela, with some into Central America up to southern Mexico. Many are highly prized as terrarium orchids because of their small size, love for high humidity, and willingness to flower almost all year round.
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