Mountain Orchids

Corytoplectus speciosus

This Corytoplectus species may be grown as a greenhouse or humid houseplant, or as an outdoor tropical perennial.   Corytoplectus speciosus is a Gensneriad, develops from a rhizomatous and spreading root structure. The foliage of this Gesneriad is attractively colored in green and silver. The bright yellow bell-like flowers are held in orange-red calyces (cupped bracts). After flowering, the seed fruits are a stunning glossy purple-green and are incredibly stunning.

This plant does well in warm to intermediate temps and prefers either humid greenhouse or even terrarium culture. Be sure to use a free-draining peaty type potting mix. It seems to prefer warmth and does best if kept above 60F.

Blooming Size plants in 3" pots.

Int - WarmMedium - Bright
Mature Size:Humidity:
10", upright55-80%
Temp Key:
Cool: 50-55F Nights
Int: 55-60F Nights
Warm: 60F+ Nights

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