Isabellia pulchella

The delightful little flowers of Isabellia pulchella are a winter highlight in our orchid collection.

Isabellia pulchella is native to cloud forest in the Mata Atlantica and enjoys growing cool and moist in our Cloud Forest Greenhouse (min 12C) and the roots that dangle in the air appreciate regular spraying.

You could described Isabellia pulchella as a miniature orchid and though it flowers as a tiny plant, it grows into wonderful specimen plant over time as the bulbs little bulbs are produced a few cm apart.

We find that the plant does very well both in a basket of mounted but it can be a challenge in pots as it tends to grow out and root in the pot next door.