Dendrobium speciosum – 365 days of orchids – day 756

Our team in ‘Cool Asia’ are really enjoying being surrounded by the Dendrobium speciosum this week. This magnificent orchid is native to Australia.   Its aboriginal name is “Tar-Beri” and it is also known as the “Rock Lily”. When in flower it is one of our largest orchids measuring nearly 2m across with many hundred lovely […]


Maxillaris sophronitis (small form) – 365 days of orchids – day 753

Maxillaria sophronitis is a humming bird pollinated species from wet forests in Colombia and Venezuela. It is found from 750m to 1500m altitude and so we grow it in our Cool America section. We have two very distinct clones of this species. The one in flower now is small growing with 4cm leaves and 1cm […]