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Masdevallia Elven Gem

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moderate to bright light
allow to dry between watering
50% is optimum
warm temperature tolerant
blooms in February





Deep fiery red flowers on this warmth tolerant Masdevallia. 

Tom P. was awarded an AM/AOS (score of 82 points) by the AOS Judging Center in Sacramento for his Masdevallia Elven Gem in February of 2015.  He named this Masd 'Mem. Linda Garbesi' in honor of his first wife. Photo credit: Ramon de los Santos 




The International Orchid Register

Masdevallia Elven Gem

Elven Gem
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This is not a synonym
Registrant Name
Orchid Zone
Originator Name
Date of registration
Seed parent
Masdevallia welischii
Pollen parent
Masdevallia infracta

SOURCE: The International Orchid Register



Family Tree 


50.0% Masd. infracta (left)

 crossed with

50.0% Masd. welischii (above)

SOURCE: blue nanta


Additional Information: M. welischii has brightened up the color of this flower, although it is still more of a rust color. It also opened the flower a little from the closed form of M. infracta (Source:





Masdevallia Elven Gem

Masdevallias like it cool, shady, and damp. My shaded patio has an area that meets these conditions fairly well. Watering is especially important in the summer, to keep the temperature of the leaves down as much as possible.


Source: Roberta's Orchid Central, Outdoor Orchids, More or Less Shade






et cetera


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