Osmoglossum pulchellum – 365 days of orchids – day 760

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 […]


Cattleya trianae ‘albescens’ – 365 days of orchids – day 759

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 […]


Masdevallia lappifera – 365 days of orchids – day 758

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 […]