365 days of orchids – day 45 – Restrepia trichogossa

Restrepia trichoglossa is one of our smallest growing restrepias and one of the most rewarding. The species which comes from Central America produces tough little leaves on short stems that over time make bushy plants no more than 6cm high. Flowers are produced several times each year from the base of the leaf and every […]


365 days of orchids – day 43 – Gongora grossa

This is a spectacular relatively large flowered Gongora with a powerful spicy scent and lovely red spots on a pale background. It also has particularly long horns protruding down from the lip. Gongora grossa comes from wet evergreen lowland forest and Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador and the species seems to relish life in our Warm Asia […]


365 days of orchids – day 42 – Dendrochilum javieriense

  Our first Dendrochilum of our orchid year is a species from the Philippines, Dendrochilum javieriense. It produces masses of red flowers arranged along upright but arching spikes about 30cm long – a similar length to the dark green narrow leaves. We find this species enjoys growing damp and well shaded in our warm Warm Asia […]