Sophronitis coccinea

Sophronitis coccinea - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Sophronitis coccinea grows in the cool mountain forests of of the coastal range in Brazil. It needs air movement, bright light and good watering. It blooms in spring. The genus Sophronitis (S) contains only a few species growing in eastern Brazil and Paraguay. They are used in hybridization for their red color, small size and lower light requirements. They are the "S" in "Slc".