The orchid genus Masdevallia has a multitude of colorful and popular species to choose from for growers with limited space. Plants are relatively small and compact in growth but often produce relatively large flowers that can display bright colors and bold markings. This is a genus well worth cultivating regardless if you prefer species or hybrids.

Text and photos: Stig Dalström
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