Stelis restrepioides is an orchid which requires a relatively high humidity.
Stelis restrepioides is an orchid of average size, usually epiphytic, sometimes terrestrial. It is 30-35 cm tall and has a short rhizome from which grows a stalk with a single leaf.
The blade is erect, elliptical, up to 30 cm long.
The inflorescences are 13-20 cm long and 8-15 produce flowers. The flowers are pendulous, 4-5 cm long, they do not entirely open and emit a foul smell. The sepals and petals are white to off-white, covered with large red-purple spots. The lip is dark red-purple to purple-black.
Flowering occurs place in the winter to spring.
Elongatia restrepioides, Humboltia fritillaria, Humboltia restrepioides, Pleurothallis atroviolacea, Pleurothallis fritillaria, Pleurothallis restrepioides
Stelis: from the Greek stelis (small pillar)
Restrepioides: from the Latin restrepioides (resembling Restrepia, a genus of orchids)
West of South America: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Humid mountain forest, 800-2,900 m altitude
Shade, partial shade
Keep the substrate moist all year
70 % with good ventilation
Fine bark mixed with perlite or peat moss
Specialized orchid fertilizer, twice a month throughout the year
By division in spring, when repotting.