Leptotes is a genus of dwarf-growing, epiphytic orchids originating from Brazil. They have attractive flowers on fleshy stems topped by a single cylindrical leaf.

These orchids are best grown in small pans hung near the glass in a compost of osmunda fiber and sphagnum moss. During winter, the temperature should remain around 12oC and you should water occasionally.

In the summer, the temperature should be limited to 24oC.

Leptotes bicolor, below.

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