This tiny miniature is a warm growing member of the Oncidium family. It is native to Peru and Bolivia where it is found as a twig epiphyte in forest from 200-800m. The plant forms a small fan of leaves only 2cm across and then produces a long pendulous flower spike that ends with a bunch […]
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 […]
Our August Newsletter for the British Orchid Show and Congress hosted at Writhlington in November is now out. Click here to find all the up to date news about the event.
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. […]
The last in our group of Stelis species is probably our most floriferous. The name ‘nexipous’ means duck’s foot and describes the shape of the flowers which is unlike any other stelis in our collection. The dense spikes are very upright and secund (all the flowers facing one way) giving a dramatic display that […]