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Sophronitella Violacea Orchid


Sophronitella violacea gets its generic name from the diminutive of “sophronia; chaste or modest.” From the Organ Mountains of Brazil, this small epiphytic orchid is the single species in its genus.

The whole Sophronitella violacea orchid plant is usually under three inches tall. The one inch lavender-rose flowers occur singly or in twos during the winter or the spring.

Sophronitella violacea prefers cool temperatures, filtered light, high humidity, small pots, and even moisture.

Orchid Types

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Ascocentrum Curvifolium Orchid
Miltonia Orchid
Brassavola Orchid
Odontoglossum Orchid
Bulbophyllum Lobbii Orchid
Oncidium Orchid
Cattleya Orchid
Paphiopedilum Orchid
Chysis Laevis Orchid
Phalaenopsis Orchid
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Dendrobium Orchid
Rhynchostylis Coelestis Orchid
Doritis Orchid
Rodriguezia Secunda Orchid
Epidendrum Orchid
Sophronitella Violacea Orchid
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Stanhopea Orchid
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