365 days of orchids – day 206 – Odontoglossum uroskinneri (Rhynchostele uroskinneri)

This is a a dramatic species native to Central America that produces flower spikes up to 1m long that produces large flowers that open a few at a time over a long period. The flowers are 6cm across and long lasting and sweetly fragrant. The species is named after an Englishman George Ure Skinner who was […]


365 days of orchids – day 204 – Oncidium multistellare (Odontoglossum multistelare)

This is a cool growing species found in cloud forests at around 2000m altitude from Ecuador to Peru. The plant produces branched spikes of attractive flowers each summer and a small plant produces a lot of flower for its size. This is one of the species of Odontoglossum that has been included in Oncidium by […]


365 days of orchids – day 203 – Aerangis arachnopus

   This Aerangis species comes from Central Africa where it grows in evergreen forest from 400-1000m. This indicates that the species enjoys warm shaded conditions and so we grow it in Warm Asia with additional shade in the summer. In common with most Aerangis species is this plant is pollinated by moths and has a long […]