WSBEorchids

Aerangis biloba – 365 days of orchids – day 1069

  Our third aerangis species of the month is this floriferous species. Most aerangis are compact plants that produce impressive flowers and look particularly arresting when grown mounted to show off the lovely roots and generally pendulous habit. Aerangis biloba is the Aerangis we find the easiest to succeed with. It is a species from […]

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Dendrobium fairchildiae – 365 days of orchids – day 1068

Yesterday’s Cymbidium was a large plant but this Dendrobium is a real monster plant. Dendrobium fairchildiae is native to the Philippines and one of the stars of the Greenhouse in Autumn. The species grows pendulous pseudobulbs more than 2m long that become deciduous before flowering over a period of several years. The flowers are produced simultaneously […]

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Cymbidium tracyanum – 365 days of orchids – day 1067

  Another Cymbidium today and this one is a much larger plant than yesterday’s Cymbidium cochleare. Cymbidium tracyanum is a large flowered and fragrant cymbidium which every autumn sends up spikes up to 90cm long with around fifteen flowers on a spike. The species is native to Southern China, Thailand and Myanmar where it grows […]

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Cymbidium cochleare – 365 days of orchids – day 1066

The Himalayan autumn flowering Cymbidiums are all coming to flower this week. The first we will feature is Cymbidium cochleare and the plant shown has a record (for us) of four flower spikes.   Cymbidium cochleare is a species we have seen in Sikkim and in the wild or cultivation it is instantly recognisable from […]

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