WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – Day 58 – Phalaenopsis philippinensis

Jacob here. Phalaenopsis¬†philippinensis is a species endemic to the island of Luzon in the Philippines where it is found as a small epiphyte at around 1200 metres altitude. The species exhibits dark mottled leaves which are likely to act to block out sunlight which enables the species to colonise more areas of its native forests. […]

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365 days of orchids – day 57 – Sophronitella violacea

One of the smallest members of the Cattleya family is Sopronitella violacea (or Isabellia violacea) from the Mata Atlantica forests of Eastern Brazil. This species has small flowers and smaller growths than Cattleya coccinea (day 20) but is a good partner for it with a similar liking for growing cool (Cool Americas, minimum 12C). We […]

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A great day at the South West Orchid Society Show

Our plants have had a lovely outing at the South West Orchid Society Show near Taunton. Thanks to the organisers for an enjoyable day and particularly good tea and cakes. It was great to meet up with so many of our orchid growing friends from Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset and Gloucestershire. Several of […]

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365 days of orchids – day 56 – Pholidota chinensis

Hello everyone my name is Edward. The¬†Pholidota chinensis comes from china (chinensis means China) and Vietnam . When it flowers it’s many spikes produce around twenty small pinkish white¬†flowers each that smell of bubblegum. We keep this flower in warm Asia where it is very warm and humid. Simon Pugh-Jones adds; The genus Pholidota is […]

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