Species: Monolena sp. Ecuador
Native to: Ecuador
Temperature preferences: Warm to cool growing
Water preferences: Medium to high moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Epiphytic or Terrestrial
General Information and Care: Monolena sp. Ecuador is an absolutely stunning species to grow and extremely rewarding. This species has amazing lancolate leaves that emerge bright red to maroon and slowly turn dark maroon as they mature. The flowers are a stunning white and pink combination and come in clusters of 3. Enjoy them quickly though, they typically only last a matter of a couple days.
As this species grows it will also form a beautiful caudex. It is thought that in nature, this species is home for certain species of ants. Additionally, this species when grown in a terrarium is typically grown terrestrially in order to provide enough room for the leaves, but in the wild it actually grows as an epiphyte.
This species should be provided ample moisture. If ample moisture is not provided, this species may go dormant. If this does happen, it will quickly come back to life once it has been well watered again.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 4
Shipped Size: Well rooted plant that has been grown in a 2.5" pot. Will be shipped bareroot.
*We are not able to guarantee that this plant will hold the leaves during shipping as they can be extremely temperamental. However, we do guarantee a healthy caudex that under proper care will quickly regrow new leaves.