Ruby here with my first post. Vanda falcata is an orchid from Japan with very fragrant flowers. We grow it in cool Asia in baskets. I have done research and found that this species has been grown in Japan for a very long time. Vanda falcata, often called Fūki-ran or ‘orchid of the rich and […]
Hi all, Joe here, today I have a bit of info about the orchid mantis. This is is my orchid mantis. It’s about one and a half centimetres long and its about one month old. hymenopus coronatus or the orchid mantis is generally found in rainforests in south-east Asia. They are very bloodthirsty insects […]
This dramatic Central American species is one of our favourites. We found it as a common epiphyte in Costa Rica on the Poas Volcano in the Bosque de Paz reserve. The habitat is wet evergreen forest at 1400m with lush epiphytic growth of ferns, bromeliads and orchids (our photo of the reserve below) The species […]
This week we have visitors coming to learn about our project, orchid growing and orchid propagation. We started by preparing lots of growing media for seed sowing and re-plating seedlings. This is us pouring the runny agar into jars And finally putting the jars into the autoclave basket.
We are busy this week getting ready for our visitors so we need a good team of students. A clown is an important member of any team so here is Ed……with a clown orchid 🙂