This dramatic and delicate orchid comes from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru where it grows in cool cloud forests. The flowers are produced on branched spikes up to a metre long but our plant has some growing still to do to reach its full potential. Spikes present a mass of flowers that seem to float in […]
Hi Tallis here. Dracula deltoidea is an iconic orchid from Equador. It is generally found at elevations of 2600-3000metres so we keep it in Cool America. Most of the orchids from this genus very clearly look like fungi however this ones resemblance is harder to trace. The leaves get damaged if it gets hot so […]
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This Bulbophyllum from South East Asia and Malaysia produces tiny yellow flowers along its rhizome between the single thick leaves. We have seen this plant growing in evergreen forest in Southern Laos where it’s growths are pendulous indicating it prefers to grow in low light. Its natural habitat has a dry season during the winter […]
Vanda cristata is another of our favourite orchids from the Himalayas. It is a small growing plant that we have seen growing on trees and on rock faces in Sikkim from around 1400 to 18oom altitude. It generally grows in quite open positions either amongst other epiphytes or on bare branches as shown here by […]