WSBEorchids

Epidendrum nanum – 365 days of orchids – day 1008

We have featured several miniature species recently and today we have another from our Cool Americas section. This species is the smallest Epidendrum we grow by some way¬†The whole plant here is 3cm across and the tiny growths finish in two or three flowers about 8mm across which flower successively over quite a long period. […]

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Brassavola cuculata – 365 days of orchids – day 1007

As regulars to 365 Days will know we have a number of interesting moth pollinated species from across the tropical world. Brassavola cuculata is one such species and seeing it in flower always takes me back to the lowland forests of Guatemala where I first saw it growing in the wild. This terete leaved species […]

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Dendrobium cuthbertsonii ‘orange’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1006

Not all miniature orchids have subtle flowers like yesterday’s Barbosella and Dendrobium cuthbertsonii is a species with large vibrant flowers. This beautiful species is native to New Guinea where it grows as an epiphyte or lithophyte in mossy high mountain elfin forests. We find that the secret in cultivation is to replicate this habitat and […]

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Barbosella dusenii – 365 days of orchids – day 1005

To continue our miniature theme from yesterday we have this very reliable Brazilian species full of flower It is definitely Barbosella time in the Greenhouse with lots of Barbosella australis in flower, and now this lovely miniature species coming into flower too. Barbosella dusenii is our orchid with the smallest leaves. The leaves are a […]

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