Restrepia sanguinea

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Americas, Colombia, South America

Restrepia sanguinea is a miniature sized, cool growing, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from the cloud forests of Colombia.

This is one of the tallest miniature orchids that I have grown inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.  Although this Restrepia species is always sold as a miniature orchid, this Restrepia species is too tall for most traditional bottle gardens – but these plants can be grown quite happily inside a tall clear vase.  I am rather fond of Restrepias, I really enjoy seeing this orchid in bloom.  Restrepia sanguinea plants flower frequently, producing large, raspberry-plum coloured blooms.  Restrepia sanguinea is a very floriferous miniature orchid; plants bloom for long periods of time, producing their flowers in quick succession.

Restrepia sanguinea is growing inside my BiOrbAir terrarium, you can see how well this miniature orchid grew in my Long-term review of the BiOrbAir (part three).  This link will take you straight to the trial update, which was written when this Restrepia sanguinea specimen was first planted inside this terrarium.

Restrepia sanguinea is a floriferous orchid species.  To go straight to one of the trial updates which features Restrepia sanguinea in bloom, please click here.

In November 2017, I moved this same Restrepia sanguinea specimen from my BiOrbAir terrarium, to my Orchidarium. Here’s a link to the first Orchidarium Update, where you can see this same Restrepia sanguinea specimen’s growth and development.

You can find out more about this Restrepia sanguinea specimen’s flowering and the plant’s growth and development inside my Orchidarium, in this second Orchidarium Update.

You can continue to follow this same Restrepia sanguinea specimen’s progress in this third Orchidarium Update.

Here’s a link to the fourth Orchidarium Update, where you can see this same Restrepia sanguinea specimen’s continued growth and development, please click here.

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