Masdevallia tovarensis

Masdevallia tovarensis is one of our favourite masdevallias. It is very floriferous thanks to two great characteristics. Firstly it produces its large white flowers in twos and threes at the end of its flower spikes, and secondly it repeat flowers from last year's spikes and so make a fantastic show.

Masdevallia tovarensis has a restricted range and is only found in Venezuela where it grows in wet forests from 1600 to 2400m altitude. This makes the species ideally suited to life in our Cloud forests glasshouse (min 12C) where plants are kept well watered throughtout the year.