Sophronitis acuensis

Habitat: Sophronitis acuensis is native to western facing slopes on Mount Acu in the Organ mountain range in Southeastern Brazil. It is found growing as an epiphyte on trees in ravines near 2000 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Miniture. The plant is somewhat smaller than Sophronitis coccinea.

Flower Size: Large in proportion to the plant.

Flower Description: Sophronitis acuensis has small, brightly colored flowers.

Bloom Season: Fall

Growing Temperature: Cool

Additional Information: Sophronitis acuensis is native to dry slopes where they receive a great deal of direct sun and cooling breezes. Sophronitis acuensis was first discovered in 1975. This species needs ample light, cool temperatures, and high humidity. Humidity levels need to be maintained near 60 percent during the day with higher levels during the night.

Synonyms: Hadrolaelia acuensis


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