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Masdevallia Veitchiana

Flowering: No

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Product Description


In the hidden Inca city of Machu Picchu, in the mountains of Peru, the magnificent Masdevallia veitchiana grows. In the local language Quetchua this plant is called the Waqanki. The large flowers have, thanks to the thousands of purple hairs, an iridescent appearance on their bright orange-red leaves. The flowers are on high stalks and are frequently visited by the fast hummingbirds that fly from flower to flower for nectar.

The legend of Waqanki:
Once upon a time there was a beautiful Inca princess who fell in love with a courageous Inca warrior. Her father, the king, forbade this love and thereby every contact. After all, the princess was destined for the sun god. In the desperation she fled into the mountains and got lost here, crying for her lover. The sun god took pity on her and turned her into this orchid, the Waqanki. Every time the courageous Inca warrior saw the beautiful flowers in the mountains, he wept with her in his thoughts.

The Waqanki orchid is considered a national treasure of Peru.

  • This plant stays compact.
  • This plant flowers excessively.
  • This plant grows and blooms easily in a living room.
  • This plant likes to be placed on a somewhat cooler place in the house.
  • Pay attention! Plants and orchids are living organisms that need good care.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Genus Masdevallia
Plant stage Adult
Flowering No
Pot size 6
Medium Sphagnum
Temperature (°C) (10,5 - 16,5°C), (16,5 - 24,5°C)
Light intensity Daylight
Age (Year) 3
Grown from (Year) 3
Humidity (%) 40 - 80
Flowering frequency One to three times per year


Country Delivery time
Belgium 1 day
Bulgaria 4 - 6 days
Denmark 2 - 3 days
Germany 2 days
Estonia 5 days
Finland 4 - 5 days
France 2 - 3 days
United Kingdom 2 - 3 days
Hungary 3 - 4 days
Ireland 3 - 5 days
Italy 3 - 6 days
Latvia 4 - 5 days
Lithuania 4 - 5 days
Luxemburg 2 days
Austria 3 - 4 days
Poland 3 - 5 days
Portugal 3 - 5 days
Romania 4 - 5 days
Slovenia 4 - 5 days
Slovakia 3 - 5 days
Spain 3 - 5 days
Czech Republic 3 - 5 days
Sweden 2 - 4 days
Greece 4 - 7 days
* The delivery time is an indication.

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