Oerstedella roseovaregata , NF2778 , NF277 , NF27, NF2, 2778
  •  Oeceoclades roseovaregata
  • Oerstedella  roseovaregata
  • Oerstedella  roseovaregata

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 Oeceoclades (pronounced ee-see-oh-CLAY-dees) gracillima, sometimes known in horticulture by the synonym Oeceoclades roseovariegata, is endemic to Madagascar. Oeceoclades, collectively known as the monk orchids, is mostly terrestrial in habit found growing in humus between crevices in rocks or in semi-deciduous forests. “Roseovariegata” means rose + variegated, referring to the pink and silver mottled, variegated leaves.

 It is difficult to believe that this highly unusual plant is an orchid! It is a miniature with pseudobulbs that are about 1-inch tall and a natural leaf span up to 3 inches. The flowers are small, odorless, and greenish brown with a white inner with pink spots. It is primarily for its foliage, resembling pink and red colored snake skin. The new leaves are green when it first comes out but turn coral pink mature.

 This plant prefers bright light and drier conditions. This equates to conditions similar to Cattleya.

Pot in media containing a mix of fine fir bark, perlite and charcoal. Water about once a week and let dry before watering again. It is an easy grower, though it grows quite slowly. Grow it year round in bright light but not in full blazing sun. It can grow alongside Cattleya as they have similar requirements. Perfect for growing on a bright window sill, under lights, or in an orchid cabinet. Carefree and low maintenance.

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PLEASE NOTE: Since this is a Seedling Population (not a Mericlone which produces exact duplicates), the picture is for illustration purposes only. No two plants will be the same from this cross, and they will flower in a range of possibilities coming from the two parents.
Color Green,Other
BloomSeason Spring,Summer
PropagationMethod Seedling
Fragrance No
PlantLocation Greenhouse,House,Outdoor-frost free
LightRequirement Medium 1000+ F.C.,Low 800+ F.C.
Species True
CompactGrower True
Temperature Warm,Intermediate
Class Species , Botanical
Genus Oeceoclades
HybridName roseovaregata
Cultivar Note: Rare , Limited

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