Restrepia contorta

Restrepias are wonderful little orchids with large flowers. Each leaf will produce many flowers over several years and so you can expect flowers throughout the year.

Restrepia contorta is native to South America from Venezuela to Peru growing in cloud forests from 1300 to 3200m altitude.It produces wider but shorter flowers than many restrepia species and like many species is very variable in colours and spots.

As you can see from the photo our clone is unusual in that it often produces two flowers at a time from each leaf and the paired flowers look particularly striking.