May 20, 2015

Masdevallia coccinea 'Dwarf Pink'

This is a dwarf form of the well-known Masdevallia coccinea, but it is still the largest plant in my collection.  Masdevallia coccinea is from Peru and in this case the plant is 15 cm tall (it can be twice that size) with flower spikes that reach another 15 cm above the plant.  The 5 cm flowers open are dark pink and fade to paler pink.  It always blooms in the spring and is grown in a 15 cm pot in sphagnum moss.

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