This is another of our monster orchid species. It grows thin canes about 2m long and in late spring these have large (15cm across) flowers that last about two days. This is a lot of leaves and stems for a couple of days flowers but we are really fond of the species as it has […]
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This species is one of our most fragrant orchids and it is currently filling our Cool Americas section with its sweet citrusy scent. The species is native to Brazil and in 2001 our expedition came across it growing on the same bare granite mountain as Psuedolaelia cocovadensis (day 5) see photo below. As you can […]
This tiny miniature is a warm growing member of the Oncidium family. It is native to Peru and Bolivia where it is found as a twig epiphyte in forest from 200-800m. The plant forms a small fan of leaves only 2cm across and then produces a long pendulous flower spike that ends with a bunch […]
We have been very busy in our new propagation lab since we moved in two months ago, managing to re-plate 2000 jars since then. We are also busy sowing seed like this Coelogyne cristata seed we sowed today. The picture shows Ed and I sowing the seed; we sterilised the seed pod in bleach, then […]