Mountain Orchids


Pearcea hypocyrtiflora (green-white veined form)

This form of the species sports less red tints the foliage which results in a more stark contrast with the silver-white views on the green base color.

Pearcea hypocyrtiflora is an charmingly attractive oddity. It is a Gensneriad, develops from a rhizomatous and spreading root structure. The foliage is attractively colored in red and green and the flowers are little "balloons" of red-orange. For me, it has been a good grower, performing well in shallow but wide containers of humusy, free-draining potting soil. It seems to prefer warmth and does best if kept above 65F. Even so, this plant may rest a little in the winter and even shed some leaves at that time.  

The plant does best in a humid greenhouse or as a terrarium subject - just keep in mind its spreading / stoloniferous nature and allow for a wide shallow root run.

NBS in 3" dia pots.  All pots will contain 2, or more, growth crowns!

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
6", mounding - spreading65-85%
Temp Key:
Cool: 50-55F Nights
Int: 55-60F Nights
Warm: 60F+ Nights

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