365 days of orchids – day 187 – Coelogyne schultesii

This unusual Coelogyne species has a wonderful habit of flowering for several years from each flower spike, a habit it shares with a small number of other species from section prolifera. The result is a specimen plant with flowers simultaneously  produced from several year’s growths. After flowering the flower spikes take a ten month rest […]


365 days of orchids – Day 185 – Lockhartia oerstedii

This is an unusual Central and South American member of the Oncidium family . It grows long stems of overlapping short pointed leaves similar to a group of unrelated Dendrobiums for Asia. The clusters of long lasting flowers emerge from between the leaves and several year’s stems flower together. We have seen this species growing […]