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Restrepia cuprea is an endemic species from Columbia. This species inhabits montane cloud forest at elevations between 1,600 and 1,700 metres. The inflorescences measure 1-2cm, emerge from a spathe behind the leaf and bear solitary flowers. The plant blooms during the Spring and the flowers measure 2cm across.


This plant is flowering size and is growing in a pot. Grow Restrepia cuprea on a mount or in a pot and use a moss/bark mix 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 9-15 degrees and daytime temperatures of 23-30 degrees. Plants will grow indoors if cool night temperatures, sufficient humidity and air circulation are provided.


Family – Orchidaceae

Plant Passport - A Restrepia cuprea B 140084 c 10965 d GB

Restrepia cuprea

SKU: Restrepia cuprea

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