Restrepia striata…blooming again!!

Restrepia striata…the plant that keeps on giving. This was one of the first orchids that I bought when I first moved to São Paulo two years ago. It was in bloom with one single flowered inflorescence, and has not stopped since. I previously posted about my Restrepia but I’m so enamored with this little plant […]


Ornithophora radicans

I just saw an Ornithophora radicans at an orchid show here in São Paulo last month, and it was a monstrous plant!! Mine is so tiny and cute, but this thing was a bush! I can see that if given time, and proper cultivation this species is quite rewarding. Common Growth Conditions & Species Information […]


Acianthera purpureoviolacea

Common Growth Conditions & Species Information Light: Partial Shade Temperature: 65-75˚F / 18-24˚C {night average} Bloom Season: Spring / Summer / Fall Flower Size: 1/4″ / 1 cm Fragrant: no Synonyms: Pleurothallis purpureoviolacea Acianthera purpureoviolacea was originally found growing in low light as an epiphyte in the humid forests of the coastal mountains of São […]


Stelis aprica

On the drive back to São Paulo from our trip to Florianópolis a couple of weeks ago, my husband and I stopped at a small roadside orquidário. I picked up a lovely little unlabeled plant not knowing what kind of flower to expect. Now that is has bloomed I have identified it as Stelis aprica. […]



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