WSBEorchids

Bulbophyllum collettii – 365 days of orchids – day 849

We have some amazing bulbophyllums flowering this week and the first we will feature is this deep red flowered species that was a hit at the London Show over Easter. Bulbophyllum collettii is native to forests from India to Northern Thailand. Its intricate flowers attract fly pollinators and a really worth a close look. Bulbophyllum […]

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Dendrobium pugioniforme – 365 days of orchids – day 848

  Another of our star plants from the London Show was this unusual species from Australia. Dendrobium pugioniforme is a remarkable orchid  with thick pointed leaves produced along long pendulous stems. The flowers begin to appear on our plant in early March and the last ones go over at the end of April. As can […]

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What a plant!

Our large plant of Dendrobium thyrsiflorum was just at the start of its flowering at the London Show. Now back in the greenhouse it is at its peak and demanded to be photographed again. It has 56 flower spikes, and is 1.8m across, which is the best it has ever been for us.

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Guarianthe skinneri ‘alba’ – 365 days of orchids – day 846

Guarianthe skinneri is national flower of Costa Rica and a species we have seen growing in tall trees in open forests around 800m with plants on the tops of thick branches in very exposed positions in strong sunshine. It is a very regular late April flowering species and it always reminds me of our fantastic […]

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