Yesterday evening we went to the Bristol Aquarium to continue with the permanent orchid displays and it was great to see lots of the orchids there doing well. Some of the larger pleurothallis species were looking particularly good. They are looking good at school too and this lovely red species is in full flower.
It is a robust species that grows attractive glossy leaves before producing long dramatic spikes of deep red flowers in the autumn. It will produce fantastic specimen plants as well as flowering from small plants. We have two distinct clones and this is larger and more upright clone that flowers earlier in the Autumn.
Here is the aquarium team – Emily, Hannah, Laura and Issy with Horticulturalist Anna.