365 days of orchids – day 581 – Cymbidium simulans (Cymbidium aliofolium)

We have a couple of plants labelled Cymbidium simulans which is given as a synonym of Cymbidium aliofolium and is a warm growing cymbidium. We have seen Cymbidium aliofolium growing abundantly in seasonally dry hot forest in Sikkim, where as plants referred to as Cym. simulans are from Myanmar, Sumatra and Java. We like to keep […]


365 days of orchids – day 580 – Dendrobium thyrsiflorum

Several people have asked how the weather has affected our plants this year, with the snow in March and the heat wave since May, and one of the results has been some unusual flowering times. Dendrobium thyrsiflorum usually flowers in April at Writhlington and did so again this year but with fewer flowers than usual. […]