WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 685 – Rodreguezia decora

Some of our orchids are compact and convenient to grow others are not. These very attractive flowers belong to one of our more challenging Brazilian species. This relative of Oncidium grows 3cm pseudobulbs separated by 15cm of vertical rhizome and so rapidly climb up from any basket or support they are given. I am sure […]

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365 days of orchids – day 684 – Isochilus linearis

¬† This remarkable orchid is one we have seen growing in hot dry rainforests in lowland Guatemala and in cool mountain forest in Brazil. The range of the species has actually been recorded from Mexico to Argentina and from 300-3900m altitude. Few orchids exist across such a range of habitats. We first observed the species […]

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Temperatures

This is the second article about culture at the Orchid Project. The vital topic of temperatures. We run our greenhouse at a range of temperatures to allow us the grow a diverse range of species and each section is based on one or two of the habitats we have experienced on our expeditions to South […]

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365 days of orchids – day 684 – Pleurothallis tuerkheimii (smaller form)

Last month we featured our large clone of Pleurothallis tuerkheimii¬†and today we feature the smaller growing and pendulous clone. The natural habitat of the species is damp forests and cloud forests from Mexico to Panama between 700m and 2400m altitude. As I explained last month, this broad natural range supports our observation that this is […]

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365 days of orchids – day 683 – Aerangis biloba

Our Aerangis species were much admired at the British Orchid Show and for good reason. They are compact plants that produce impressive flowers and look particularly arresting when grown mounted to show of the lovely roots and generally pendulous habit. Aerangis biloba is the Aerangis we find the easiest to succeed with. It is a […]

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