Clowesia rosea

Clowesia rosea (0)

Clowesia rosea


Common Name: The Rose-colored Clowesia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]


Found in Michoacan and Oaxaca states of Mexico on the Pacific slope in oak forests or tropical deciduous forests at elevations around 500 to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing, deciduous leafed epiphyte with pseudobulbs enveloped basally by gray overlapping sheaths and carrying 4 to 5, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, flexible, long-attenuate to the articulate base leaves that blooms in the early winter on a short to 4 3/4" [to 12 cm], racemose inflorescence carrying several, campanulate, fragrant flowers and arises from the base of mature leafless or leafed psuedobulbs.


This species starts to lose its mature leaves in the fall so as this occurs water and fertilize much less, until the new growths appear in the spring and are 1" or longer. At that time you can resume a well watered and heavily fed regimen, thereby allowing the new pseudobulb and leaves to mature.