Sophronitis cernua

Sophronitis cernua - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Sophronitis cernua grows in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. It is warm growing and blooms in the spring. Give it bright light and water all year. 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".