This lovely species is aptly named as pulchellum means beautiful and Osmoglossum pulchellum has both beautiful flowers and a gorgeous scent. The species is native to cool forests from Mexico to Costa Rica between 1200 and 2600m and has a fascinating habit. It has shiny bulbs and thin 15cm long leaves and thin flat flower […]
I have had lots of requests for a photo of the ‘not very blue’ Cattleya trianae ‘coerulea’ I talked about in this mornings post so here it is. The flower is really beautiful and we are delighted to have it in our collection – but as I said ‘coerulea is stretching things a bit.
We have a lovely diversity of Cattleya trianae plants and the first to flower this year is our mostly white clone. Cattleya trianae is the national flower of Colombia and is endemic to that country where it is found in open woodland at around 1000m altitude. In cultivation we find that plants enjoy good light […]
The weather has been cold all week and this causes a change to watering in the school greenhouse. The warm sections (Warm Asia and Warm Americas) have the heaters working hard an so plants here need extra watering. Conversely, the cooler ends are properly cool but have almost no heating on, as some heat passes […]
We have noticed that several of our orchids are flowering at different times of the year in 2019 compared to previous years. This may be linked to our exceptionally warm summer last year or the very mild winter we have experienced so far. Vanda denisoniana usually flowers around Easter but has just opened its first […]