WSBEorchids

Pseudolaelia corcovadensis – 365 days of orchids – day 747

This lovely species is one of our special orchids and the plant here was grown in our propagation laboratory from seed collected in Brazil in 2005. We first found the species, during our expedition in April 2000, growing as an epiphyte on the shrub Vellosia growing on bare granite slopes on the in the Organ […]

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Prosthechea aemula – 365 days of orchids – day 746

There is a new scent filling the greenhouse this week thanks to this wonderful species. Prosthechea aemula is a vigorous grower with 15cm pseudobulbs and 25cm long dark green leaves produced each summer and long lasting sprays of up to nine flowers from each pseudobulb in early spring. This plant shown is the largest division […]

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Pleurothallis truncata – 365 days of orchids – day 745

One of the real treasures in Cool Americas at this time of year is Pleurothallis truncata and Amailia and Ed look really pleased with their specimen plants dripping with┬áchains of remarkable little globular flowers on the top of each leaf. As Joe’s close up shows that this leaf has produced three flower spikes (the most […]

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A busy year ahead – some events to look forward to.

January is a good time to look forward and we have lots of projects and events in the calendar for the coming year. Shows – Our team will be at several shows this year including: Cheltenham OS Show –┬áSaturday 2nd March 2019 at Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH.10.30 am to 4.00 […]

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Pleurothallis lindenii – 365 days of orchids – day 744

This dramatic orchid was one of the first pleurothallis species to arrive in our collection in the early 1990s was Pleurothallis secunda. This is a medium sized plant that each Christmas produces a multitude of short pendulous flower stems that carry up to ten quite large (1.5cm) red and white flowers. The species is found […]

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