March 11, 2014

Lepanthes calodictyon

This is one of the most desirable species in the genus, Lepanthes, not for its flowers but for its beautiful patterned leaves.  It is from Colombia and Ecuador and the plant is about 5cm tall with leaves 3cm in diameter and flowers that are only 8mm.  The species name refers to the net-patterned leaves.  I have trouble growing this with my cool-growing plants and am growing it now in a warmer area in a small terrarium.

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