Masdevallias are a wonderful collector's plant. They prefer cooler and relatively shaded areas.
Air movement is particularly vital for effective Masdevallia culture.
- Lighting: Prefer lower light conditions. Usually found growing in relatively shaded areas in the forest. 1,000-1,400 foot-candles of light is adequate.
- Water: Smaller plants potted in small pots require watering more often. Keep the medium moist but not soggy. Frequency depends on media. Overwatering will cause root rot.
- Temperature: Cool-intermediate growers. Temperatures ranging from 50-85 with a minimum 10-15 degree differential between day and night. See care guide for greater details
- Fertilize: You can use a balanced fertilizer once or twice a month at 1/2 strength.