Restrepia striata…blooming again!!

Posted on: 25th April 2011 | 0 Comments

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 that I just have to make another post!

Common Growth Conditions & Species Information

  • Light: Dappled or Partial Shade
  • Temperature: 50-62˚F / 10-17˚C {night average}
  • Bloom Season: Spring / Winter
  • Flower Size: 2 1/4″ / 6 cm
  • Fragrant: No

Restrepia striata naturally occurs in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia in wet montane forests at elevations of 1180 to 3200 meters. It is a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by several inflated sheaths and carrying a single, apical, broadly elliptical leaf that blooms on a terminal, erect, threadlike, to 5″ {12 cm} long, single flowered inflorescence.



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