Yesterday I talked about spring flowering orchids but today’s species is summer flowerer. Sobralia macrantha usually unfurls its first gigantic flowers in May (so is a week early this year) and will flowers on and off until the end of July. Sobralia macrantha is found from Mexico to Costa Rica where it grows as a […]
You may have noticed that we have had a fantastic array of lovely species flowering this spring and we are still in the main flowering period for the orchid collection – A question we are often asked is ‘why do so many species flower in the spring?’ Many of the orchid habitats we have […]
Our greenhouse is once again full of the pungent spicy aroma of this wonderful orchid that flowers in profusion from leafless bulbs every spring. Lycaste aromatica is native to Mexico and Central America where it grows as an epiphyte of lithophyte in semi-deciduous forest. It uses its powerful scent to attract euglossine bees (perfume gathering […]
2018 Devon Show Next weekend we will be at the Devon Orchid Show in Budleigh Salterton – Always a lovely day – Hope to see you there.
One of the smallest orchids flowering this week is this Asian miniature. Minimiflora means ‘tiny flowered’ and this species lives up to its name. The species is found in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines and grows as an epiphyte (on trees) or a lithophyte (on rocks) in hot lowland rainforest. The long lasting tiny flowers are […]