Coelogyne tomentosa – 365 days of orchids – day 740

Some plants have the bonus of producing flowers several times throughout the year and our large plant of Coelogyne tomentosa is in flower more often than it is not. This coelogyne species is native to Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Java where it grows in evergreen forest from 1150 to 2100m altitude. Although the habitat suggests […]


Pleurothallis palliolata- 365 days of orchids – day 739

  Winter has really arrived with consecutive nights of heavy frost which feels right for January. In this weather our Cool Asia and Temperate Sections  become properly cool (10c and 7C respectively) giving the plants in these sections the seasonal difference and rest they enjoy. Our Cool  Americas Section (min 12C) is rather different as […]


Pleurothallis ruscifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 738

Another of our favourite Pleurothaliis species today with a species we have seen growing in Costa Rica. Pleurothallis ruscifolia is a medium sized plant that produces clusters of small creamy yellow flowers several times during the year. We found the species growing abundantly in cool wet forest in Costa Rica on the Poas volcano at […]