Epidendrum parkinsonianum – 365 days of orchids – day 829

Epidendrum parkinsonianum is a species we are particularly fond of since finding it in the volcanic mountains of Costa Rica, where it grows at around 1200m altitude, hanging on the trunks and main branches of trees near rivers. This habitat surprised us as we had assumed from the thick leaves that it needs a dry bright […]


Schomburgkia splendida – 365 days of orchids – day 828

Another plant we are hoping will still be in top condition for the London Orchid Show is this amazing Schomburgkia species. Schomburgkia is a genus related to Cattleya, and includes a number of large growing plants with impressive spikes of unusual flowers. Schomburgkia splendida is native to Ecuador and Colombia where it grows on trees […]


Dendrobium fimbriatum – 365 days of orchids – day 827

There are lots of very attractive flowers out high in the roof of Warm Asia this week and they belong to Dendrobium fimbriatum. Dendrobium fimbriatum is an orchid we have seen growing abundantly in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in semi-deciduous trees in warm lowland forests up to about 1000m. In the wild it makes large […]