Orchids in a Bauble

This Christmas Issy is offering something new – an Orchid in a Bauble. The idea is part of her STEM BTEC (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and she has been selling glass baubles containing the amazing miniature orchid Lepanthopsis prolifera growing on sphagnum moss. Lepanthosis prolifera is a tiny flowered species, endemic […]


365 days of orchids – day 716 – Masdevallia polysticta ‘yellow’

Thanks to all who helped or came to Orchid Christmas and helped to make it such an enjoyable evening. After yesterdays large and flamboyant Laelia anceps we have something completely different today. This is our yellow clone of this variable and small growing species. Native to cool cloud forests in Ecuador and Peru from 1600 to […]


365 days of orchids – day 715 – Orchid Christmas – Laelia anceps

This wonderful orchid is always in full flower for our annual Orchid Christmas Celebration. Flowers are really variable in shape and colour as shown by the three photos. The first is a more normal punk clone, the second is the very large flowered and large growing Laelia anceps ‘veitchiana’ and the third is an alba […]