Stelis muscifera

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Americas, Ecuador, South America, Venezeula

The word Stelis is taken from the Greek for a small pillar.  Stelis muscifera is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that originates from Ecuador and Venezuela, where plants of this species can be found growing at between 800m – 1600m above sea level.  Stelis muscifera flowers in spring and summer.  During its flowering period, each flower spike is clothed in rows of numerous, tiny mauve coloured flowers – Stelis muscifera is such a pretty orchid species!

I first introduced this Stelis muscifera specimen, which was at this time a very young, small plant, to my BiOrbAir terrarium.  You can see how this miniature orchid grew and developed 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 when this Stelis muscifera specimen was first introduced to this terrarium.

To go straight to the BiOrbAir terrarium update which features this young Stelis muscifera specimen in bloom for the first time, please click here.

Alternatively, you can see this very same Stelis muscifera specimen in bloom in quite different growing conditions inside my Orchidarium, in my Orchidarium Update by clicking here.

To head straight to my second Orchidarium Update, this report was written as this Stelis muscifera specimen reached maturity and was in full flower and good health, please click here.

To see the third update for my Orchidarium, where you can follow this same Stelis muscifera specimen and see this plant during its next flowering, please click here.

To continue following this same Stelis muscifera specimen and see this plant in flower, from August 2018 to September 2019, in the fourth update for my Orchidarium, please click here.

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