Masdevallia mystica

Masdevallia mystica is a small growing plant with 8cm leaves that produces masses of attractive tube like flowers.

Masdevallia mystica is possibly a natural hybrid and is found in Colombian cloud forest. One parent is probably Masdevallia filaria that it grows amongst but the other possible parent is a mystery – hence the name.

At the nursery we grow this species in baskets, mounted, and in pots, in our Cloud Forest Greenhouse (min 12C) When kept cool and damp rewards us with vigorous growth and regular flowering. The individual flowers are long lasting and so there is rarely a day when none of our Masdevallia mystica plants are flowering.