Masdevallia pumila

Masdevallia pumila - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Masdevallia pumila grows throughout northern South America in low altitude mountain forests. It has a wide temperature range, blooming in winter and spring. 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.