Restrepia xanthophthalma

This particular Restrepia is fairly similar to striata, but the leaves are a little bigger, more upright, and pointier.  Seems to be pretty bulletproof, as far as orchids go.  Low to moderate light, and it’s pretty forgiving about water.  Although the flowers can come out on the top side of a leaf, they generally emerge from the underside.  The entire plant, pot and all, is only about 7″ tall.  Like striata, the flowers only last a few days, and don’t have any real seasonality.

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