Zygopetalum triste is a species of genus Zygopetalum
Plants bloom in the fall with several 6 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a spicy scent.
Plants are found in Minas Gerais, Brazil at elevations of 950 to 1800 meters
Keep plant frost free and at cool to intermediate temperatures. Plant will tolerate temperatures of 28°C only for several hours. Keep plant in medium to bright light. Zygopetalums can take morning sun and filtered noon sunlight. Light green leaves with a bit of yellow indicates maximum sun light absorption. Zygopetalum potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in medium to fine bark with some perlite.
Common Names: The Dark Purple Zygopetalum