365 days of orchids – day 493 – Trichopilia tortilis

This dramatic species native to Central America and Mexico grows in wet lowland forest up to 1500m ands so we grow the species warm wet and shaded in our Warm Asia section. The flowers are large and scented but particularly interesting because of their corkscrew twisted petals and sepals which break the normal bilateral symmetry […]


365 days of orchids – day 491 – Phalaenopsis parishii

This tiny Phalaenopsis species is one of our favourites. The delicate flowers are scented and produced on short spikes. The species  is native to lowland forest in the Eastern Himalayas through to South East Asia. The plant produces masses of flat green roots which are likely to be significant in photosynthesis as the leaves are small […]