Restrepia trichoglossa

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru

Restrepia trichoglossa is a species of miniature orchid which originates from cloud forests in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador.  Naturally forming a tufted shape, this little Restrepia produces flowers in succession, throughout the year.

I find Restrepias to be tolerant of different temperatures, and light conditions, favouring cooler indoor temperatures of around 16 C – 20 C, and bright, indirect, filtered light.  In their natural environment, Restrepia trichoglossa grow in cloud forests, where the conditions are always very moist and humid.

This Restrepia trichoglossa specimen is growing inside my BiOrbAir terrarium, you can see how well this miniature orchid is growing in my Long-term review of the BiOrbAIr (part six).  This link will take you straight to the trial update which was written at the time that this Restrepia trichoglossa specimen was first planted inside this terrarium.  You can follow this Restrepia trichoglossa specimen’s growth and development in this, and the continuing trial updates and reviews.

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