365 days of orchids – Day 221 – Dendrobium cuthbertsonii

  This beautiful miniature species is native to New Guinea where it grows as an epiphyte or lithophyte in mossy high mountain elfin forests. We find that the secret in cultivation is to replicate this habitat and so grow plant cool, wet and windy. We also find that plants prefer to grow mounted where there […]


365 days of orchids – day 217 – Phalaenopsis javanica

This species was once native to the island of Java and was found as a small, warm growing epiphyte. It produces small cup shaped flowers primarily during the spring but will produce odd flowers throughout the summer. the flower spikes are shorter than the leaves and grow with a pendulous habit.  The species was declared […]