This unusual little species is found in riverine forests in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia from 1300-2350m altitude and so is a coolish growing species adapted for a relatively dry but humid environment. We grow the species in Cool Americas (Min 12C) hanging on a long wire hook attached to the twig it once lived […]
We divided our large plant of Dracula amaliae about twelve months ago and it is pleasing to see plants flowering (five spikes on this plant) and growing strongly. The photos below show the plant before division. This Dracula species is native to cloud forests in Colombia at around 1800m altitude. As with most Draculas it […]
In Sarawak we saw Grammatophyllum speciosum growing in Mulu National Park and this related species is also found in Sarawak. Grammatophyllum scriptum is a large growing species with a wide natural range including Borneo, the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas, The Philippines, Sulawesi, the Solomon Islands, the Bismark Archipelago, Papua and New Guinea, Fiji and Santa […]
Another species that is enjoying the wet summer and flowering more than usual is this small growing species. Masdevallia pachyura is a multi-flowered species found in cloud forests from 1000 to 3000m in Ecuador and Peru. As could be expected from its range it is a variable species but all have pretty little flowers […]
Congratulations to Jess for her very successful talk yesterday evening.