Restrepia sanguinea – A miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte from Ecuador, Antioquia and Cundinamarca Colombia. Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermedia conditions. Grow in small pots in any good epiphytic mix; provide good drainage. High humidity; do not allow plants to dry out for long periods.
Restrepia, first described in 1815, is another genus that in the past was included in Pleurothallis. The species are small in size, with a tufted growth habit. Despite their size, many of the species are quite showy with many single flowered inflorescences on a well-grown plant.
Pot size: 3"-4" pot
Plant size: 5”–6"
Flower size: 1 1/4" (3 cm)
Color(s): Red with dark spots
Bloom: Blooming size
Bloom Season: Spring & Winter
Temperature: Cold – Cool – Intermedia (45º–80ºF)
Light Level: partial shade, bright indirect light
Water: Keep moist, well drain
Fertilizer: Little every 2 weeks
Air circulation: Medium
Humidity: 60% - 70%