R. pendulum

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This is a very special dwarf that distinguishes itself with a superb collection of hairs – a dense wooly indumentum that covers the new growth and then persists on the underside of the leaf. The flowers occur in two’s or three’s in cool creamy white as a casual comment on foliage that is not to be outdone. It comes from eastern Nepal, southern Tibet and Bhutan.

R. pendulum requires excellent drainage and ample moisture – it’s an epiphyte in the wild. Once established, it does very well in western Washington, enjoying a partially sunny location. Grow it on top of an old stump or tuck in a crevice between rocks.