Vanda christensoniana – 365 days of orchids – day 881

This small growing vanda species is native to Vietnam where it grows in seasonally dry forest from sea level to 700m altitude. We have explored similar habitat in Laos and this forest is deciduous and semi-deciduous meaning this orchid has adapted to cope with bright light and dry periods. The leaves are almost terete and […]


Dendrobium malvicolor – 365 days of orchids – day 879

Some orchids are very floriferous and this species looks as if it will become a real star in the greenhouse. Our Dendrobium malvicolor seedling produced its first flowering in January, but just five months later it is again bursting into flower. This delightful small growing species is endemic to Sumatra where it grows from 1550 […]