Species: Lepanthes acarina
Native to: Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru
Temperature preferences: Warm to cold growing
Water preferences: Medium moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Epiphytic
General Information and Care: Lepanthes acarina is a beautiful orchid well suited to terrarium growth. It is a miniature species with leaves never getting much larger than ½". The flowers are also very small, at only about ⅛". They are white with purple in the center. Really quite breathtaking even though they are so small. This is an epiphytic species, so it will do best mounted. It should be noted that this species seems to appreciate a slight drying between waterings.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 7
Shipped Size: Blooming size division, may be mounted or unmounted.