Today has been a fantastic day at the British Orchid show and the greenhouse has been full of people learning about our plants. One specimen that has surprised people just because of its gigantic size is this Coelogyne fimbriata which is more than 2m wide in all directions and 2.5m tall. It is covered with pretty little flowers but to be honest would’t make the neatest windowsill plant.
We do have much smaller growing neater clones of this very variable species that we have seen growing in Sikkim and Laos where it climbs through the lower branches in open forest at around 1200-1500m.
We grow this species cool (min 10C) in our cool Asia section and water well all year but keep it particularly wet in the summer.