Maxillaria ochroleuca – 365 days of orchids – day 904

This seems to be the week of scented orchids and we have another scented species today. This rewarding little species is found across South America where it grows both in hot lowland forest and cooler montane forest up to 1800m. The plant shown here grows in our Cool Americas section where if produces strong plants with […]


Lockhartia lunifera – 365 days of orchids – day 903

This unusual species is full of flower again.   The species is native to South and Central America and it grows long stems of overlapping short pointed leaves similar to a group of unrelated Dendrobiums for Asia. The clusters of long lasting flowers emerge from between the leaves and several year’s stems flower together. We […]