We are always keen to link our orchids to their pollinators and so the habitats they come from. This species is a classic humming bird pollinated flower from Brazil with its scarlet flowers and tubular lip. This is a Brazilian miniature species, with 4cm long leaves and 3cm bulbs, until recently known as Sophronitis cernua. […]
This year Last year Masdevallia tonduzii is a small growing Masdevallia with very large flowers . The plant shown here is in a 3cm pot and so the leaves are 5cm long and the flowers 12cm across including the tails. The species is native to Costa Rica and Panama where it grows in forests from […]
It is Aerangis week in the greenhouse with several species in flower. Aerangis verdickii is one of our most significant species as we are working with FAWE School Rwanda on student experiments to reintroduce the species to trees in Kigali. This Aerangis species is found right across central and east Africa where it grows in […]
We have another ‘Cattleya’ today to go with yesterday’s Cattleya pumila. This species is native to Central America and has been reclassified as Guarianthe as its phylogeny separates it from the cattleyas of South America. We have several plants of this species, most are pink and one (the coerulea variety) is purply blue. Coerulea is […]
Hazar very kindly gave Tallis her Sarawak layer cake recipes before we left Sarawak and Yesterday Tallis appeared at school with some excellent home made layer cake. It had a very genuine Kuching flavour and texture (well done Tallis). I think we have a new tradition.