Lepanthopsis prolifera

Lepanthopsis prolifera is a tiny flowered species. It is endemic to North Eastern Colombia but arrived in the our collection as a ‘weed’ on Pleurothallis sclerophylla. We first spotted a couple of tiny leaves on the mount of the Pleuorthallis, the leaves multiplies and have now produced many offspring.

The 2mm deep red flowers are produced in sprays on a 1cm spike and usually line up back to back so that flowers look two ways. The plant is in flower for much of the year but I am sorry to say we often forget it because the flowers are so small.

From our experience this miniature is easy to grow mounted or in a small pot when kept cool and wet.