Stelis stevensonii

This miniature orchid is native to Ecuador where it is reported growing at 1600m in evergreen forest. 

We find that Stelis stevensonii is a trouble free species to grow that produces masses of its delicate flower spikes and quickly forms a good little clump of its 5cm long leaves. The species grows well in a shaded spot and does not need strong light to flower well, in fact we have grown the species successfully in very low light levels when short of space. The species is also warmth tolerant and though we grow the species in our cloud forest greenhouse (min 12C) it seems happy grown either warmer or cooler (down to 10C). We grow plant in pots and baskets where it enjoys being well watered throughout the year and we never let it dry out for significant periods.