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Scaphosepalum pulvinare is from Colombia. This species inhabits rainforests at elevations around 1,500 metres. Inflorescence’s measure 60cm+ and bear many successively opening flowers that each measure 1cm. There can be several flowers open on each inflorescence at any one time, a feature unusual in this genus. Plants bloom at any time of the year and large plants grown well will remain in flower year-round. Blooming is subject to environmental and cultural conditions being favourable.


This is a flowering sized plant. Grow Scaphosepalum pulvinare in a pot or basket and use sphagnum moss as a media. Make sure the plant gets sufficient air movement particularly when gown in humidity above 80%; always ensure that humidity is sufficiently high and give the plant moderate shade. Plants need to be grown wet; I grow my Scaph species sitting in water. This plant grows well in an intermediate to cool greenhouse or indoors in suitable conditions, including, a difference between day and night temperature, air movement and sufficient humidity.


Family – Orchidaceae

Plant Passport - A Scaphosepalum pulvinare B 140084 c 9561 d GB

Scaphosepalum pulvinare

SKU: Scaphosepalum pulvinare

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