This attractive epidendrum species is found right through Central America and down through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Out of flower it looks very like a uni-foliate cattleya but soon shows it’s unique character when the flower spikes appear. Spikes produce up to six large flowers evolved to attract a moth pollinator although it offers no reward […]
This is a small growing Dendrobium species native to Java where it grows in cool wet forests from 1600-2100m altitude. The name refers to the star like flowers – if you look from underneath – and these are produced from old leafless pseudobulbs making a plant that will become better and better with time as […]
This species is a mini-miniature from the cool moist cloud forests of Panama and Colombia. The plant produces a mass of 3cm long leaves and then single flowers on 4cm stems – very cute. We find that the species does well mounted or in baskets.
This dramatic flower belongs to Masdevallia don quijote. This species is quite a small plant (12cm leaves) but has very large flowers on long stems. It is rather whimsically named after the character Don Quixote in the novel by Miguel de Cervantes because the dorsal sepal looks like a lance and the lateral sepals like the […]
For our 600th day we have a species we have not featured previously. This small growing Maxillaria is native to South America from Venezuela to Peru and grows in wet forest from 450-2400m. The plant has a scrambling nature and so we find it does well mounted as long as it can be kept cool […]