Dendrobium victoria-regina – 365 days of orchids – day 872

Summer has definitely arrived in the greenhouse with the flowers opening on this gorgeous Dendrobium species. This wonderful blue flowered Dendrobium species is a cool growing epiphyte, native to the Philippines where it grows on moss covered trees in consistent moisture all year round and good air movement.  It is a free flowering species, but […]


Trichoglottis rosea- 365 days of orchids – day 869

This is another really fragrant orchid to follow on from yesterdays Maxillaria. Trichoglottis rosea is native to the Phillipines and Taiwan where it grows in lowland forest. It has long lasting waxy flowers that appear along the stem at the leaf axils and as our plant grows are becoming increasingly abundant. The plant seems to […]


Maxillaria tenuifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 868

Amongst our fragrant orchids flowering this week is this warm growing species from Central America. It is locally called the coconut orchid as it produces a powerful fragrance which is unmistakably coconut. We have seen the species in the wild in Guatemala growing in dryish lowland forest. We found it mostly on the trunks of trees […]