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Pleurothallis phalangifera is from Columbia, Peru, Venezuela, and Ecuador. This species inhabits sub-montane and montane cloud forests as an epiphyte or terrestrial at elevations between 1,200 and 3,200 metres. Inflorescences measure 15-25 cm, emerge from the ramicauls and bear several simultaneously opening flowers. Plants bloom during the spring months.


This plant is flowering size and is growing in a pot with moss. Grow Pleurothallis phalangifera on a mount or in a pot and use moss as a media. Make sure the plant gets sufficient air movement particularly when gown in humidity above 70%; always ensure that humidity is sufficiently high and give the plant moderate light. Plants need to be grown wet; I grow this species sitting in a small amount of water on capillary matting. This species likes an intermediate to cool greenhouse with night low temperatures of 8-16 degrees and daytime temperatures of 22-28 degrees. Plants will grow indoors if cool night temperatures, sufficient humidity and air circulation are provided.


Family – Orchidaceae

Plant Passport - A Pleurothallis phalangifera B 140084 c 9948 d GB

Pleurothallis phalangifera - Purple clone

SKU: Pleurothallis phalangifera

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