Masdevallia paivaeana

Masdevallia paivaeana - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Masdevallia paivaeana grows in Peru and Bolivia. It is cold to cool growing and fragrant, found at high altitudes on rocky slopes. The genus Masdevallia (Masd) contains 350 species and are found from southern Mexico to the southern Andes. They are cold to cool growing and can be in a seedling mix or sphagnum. Almost impossible to over-water.