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Psychopsis Mariposa

Psychopsis Mariposa

Hybrid Classification
Seed Parent: Psychopsis Kalihi
Pollen Parent: Psychopsis papilio
Genus: Psychopsis
Hybrid Epithet: Psychp. Mariposa
Binomial name
Psychopsis Mariposa
Ruben Nov. 1, 1972

Psychopsis Mariposa is a primary Psychopsis hybrid that blooms in the winter through summer.


Keep the plant in shade and in a well drain mix or mounted. Use potting media such as chopped sphagnum, tree fern fibers, fir bark, charcoal or perlite. Water around every 2 to 3 days. Although plant is warm growing, it can tolerate intermediate to cool temperatures. Keep humidity high during summer and well ventalated. Water regularly in spring to fall. Reduce watering in the winter and let pot dry between waterings. If over watered the plant may rot from fungus.


Psychopsis Mariposa alba Psychopsis Mariposa 'alba' Sepals and petals are yellow. Lip is yellow.


Generation 1

  1. Psychopsis Kalihi × Psychopsis papilio

Generation 2

  1. Psychopsis Kalihi = Psychopsis krameriana × Psychopsis papilio

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