365 days of orchids – day 570 – Pleurothallis costaricensis

  This charming miniature pleurothallis is native to the cloud forests of Costa Rica (as the name suggests) and Panama up to 1800m. We find it thrives in low light in our Cool Americas section both mounted and potted where it produces its sprays of small bright yellow flowers sporadically throughout the year. We find […]


365 days of orchids – day 569 – Cattleya loddigesii

This seems to be Cattleya week with three species flowering in our Warm Americas section, Cattleya rex, Cattleya forbesii and this species. Cattleya loddigesii is a compact species found near the coast through southern Brazil and Argentina. It naturally grows in both shady and brightly lit conditions as a medium sized epiphyte or lithophyte. It […]


365 days of orchids – day 567 – Stelis emarginata ‘yellow’

Some plants seem to change their name more than others. We first purchased this species in the 1990’s as Pleurothallis tubata before changing it to Physosiphon tubatus to reflect changes in Pleurothallis, before changing it back to Pleurothallis tubata, then changing it  to Stelis tubata and recently we have changed it again to Stelis emarginata. […]