Masdevallia deceptrix is a great plant for cool to warm vivarium or terrarium culture in the home. This is a cool to warm growing species. It enjoys the high humidity afforded by the enclosed environment.
Light: Low, medium at most, no shadows cast.
Temp: Cool, 52-72 F Night, 65-82 F Day,
Water: Abundant clear water. They should not dry out completely. However, they should not be in standing water.
Fertilizer: one-quarter strength applied monthly.
Potting Media: Tree fern fiber mixed with perlite, or bark mixed with sphagnum and perlite. Repotting frequently. Mounted also works very well.