Mexipedium xerophyticum is a unique item for the serious slipper orchid collector. It is known from a small wild population of just a handful of plants. It is quite easy to grow and propagate by divisions as the plant spreads by stolons (runners).
Despite its ease of culture, this species has proven to be very difficult to propagate by seed. The plants are reluctant to set pods, the pods are often empty and seedlings that germinate can be tricky in the lab. This is why most plants offered are divisions, not individual seedlings.
We have been able to overcome some of these obstacles and have produced fairly significant numbers of seedlings. This allows us to offer a limited number of flasks of this species for sale. The seedlings are generally hardy when deflasked, but grow slowly for the first couple of years. Patience will be rewarded with vigorous plants once they are well established.