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It is a species of orchid native to the cloud forests of Ecuador and Colombia in South America. Porroglossum orchids are known for their small size and intricate, attractive flowers. The genus is characterized by unique floral features and is typically found in cool and humid montane forests.

Porroglossum hirtzii, like other species in the genus, has specific cultural requirements, including cool temperatures, high humidity, and well-ventilated conditions. Due to their specific needs, successfully cultivating Porroglossum orchids may require attention to environmental conditions and careful care.