Restrepia iris

Restrepia iris - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Restrepia iris grows in Ecuador in cloud forests above 4500 feet. It is cool to warm growing and blooms in summer. The genus Restrepia (Rstp) contains 30 or 40 species found from Mexico to Northern Argentina. Their culture is similar to small Pleurothallis species and grow well with small pots, high humidity and shady conditions.