WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 401 – Masdevallia pandurilabia

  Every February we are captivated by this small growing Masdevallia native to Peru where it grows in cloud forest above 2600m altitude and loves it cool and moist with good air movement. Some species from similar habitats are a challenge to grow well in a greenhouse but this species seems to be a vigorous grower […]

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365 days of orchids – day 400 – Dendrochilum javieriense

Dendrochilum javieriense is the second dendrochilum to come into flower this spring and like Dendrochilum glumaceum has masses of small flowers that give a beautiful display. Comparing the two species, Dendrochilum javierense is a smaller growing plant with narrow stiff leaves and the more upright flower stems are a beautiful brich red colour. The species […]

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365 days of orchids – day 399 – Bulbophyllum rothschildianum

This is a really good week for amazing orchids in our greenhouse and one of the most amazing has to be Bulbophyllum rothschildianum with its large red and pink flowers. The species is native the Eastern Himalayan region of Southern China, North East India and Burma. I have been to the warm lowland forests of […]

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365 days of orchids – day 398 – Cymbidium hookerianum

  Cymbidium hookerianum is one of our favourite orchids. Its dramatic arching spikes of large brightly coloured flowers are really arresting and as one of Sikkim’s charismatic orchids it is a plant we enjoyed finding in our trips to the Himalayas. Our largest plant has produced two spikes this year and the first is now […]

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365 days of orchids – day 397 – Gongora dressleri

We are convinced that this is the cutest gongora species. Gongora dressleri is a small plant that produces long pendulous flower spikes with attractive flowers covered in spots and stripes and with a white lip. These are the smallest flowers in the genus but they are very graceful and demand a close inspection which reveals […]

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