Coelogyne multiflora – 365 days of orchids – day 1139

  Coelogyne multiflora from the island of Sulawesi just east of Borneo is one of our large, warm growing Coelogynes. The broad leaves are 70cm long but conveniently upright and the dramatic flower spikes form from the centre of new growths in the early spring. This year we have four spikes each with around 300-400 […]


Cuitlauziana pulchella – 365 days of orchids – day 1138 (Osmoglossum pulchellum, Odontoglossum pulchellum)

    This lovely species has both beautiful flowers and a gorgeous scent. It even makes it into my personal top 10 species! This exquisite and sweetly scented species species from Mexico and Central America is a cool growing species found in high altitude cool mossy forests from 1200 to 2600m and so we grow […]


Restrepia radulifera- 365 days of orchids – day 1135

  Restrepia radulifera is flowering again. This is one of our largest flowered Restrepia species with 5cm flowers and the most startling deep red/pink synsepal (the fused lateral sepals that form the main part of restrepia flowers). Like most of our restrepias this species flowers on and off throughout the year. The individual flowers last […]