Mountain Orchids

Seemannia nematanthodes 'Evita'

Seemannia nematanthodes was introduced into cultivation when plant hunters were exploring northern Argentina. This gorgeous, bright red flowered plant was found growing in large colonies in the rainforests of the Andes.  It is said to be very popular with hummingbirds.

It is an eye-catching species that makes a showy garden addition in shady, moist places in Zone 8-10.  In colder climates, it can be grown potted and treated as one would Achimenes - meaning its little rhizomes can be dug and stored inside during winter.    It can also be treated as an outdoor tender perennial (see photos as a bedding plant growing beside Begonia hemsleyana) - meaning one can plant the rhizomes in spring after things have warmed up, enjoy the plants over summer and then dig and save the rhizomes after the first frost knocks them back.

Several Mature rhizomes per 3” pot.

Cool - Int - WarmMedium
Mature Size:Humidity:
10", mounding - spreading50-70%
Temp Key:
Cool: 50-55F Nights
Int: 55-60F Nights
Warm: 60F+ Nights

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