Dendrochilum javierense – 365 days of orchids – day 1153

Our most dramatic species this week has to be this wonderful Dendrochilum with its 60 spikes of deep red flowers.   Dendrochilum javierense is a small growing dendrochilum with narrow stiff leaves and the more upright flower stems than most of the related species we grow. The species is native to the Philippines where it […]


Cleisostoma arietinum – 365 days of orchids – day 1151

  How’s this for a stunning orchid? Cleisostomas are small flowered relatives of Vanda with a range of growth habits but rather similar prettly little flowers that tend to open successively along relatively long flower spikes. This is the ‘bent’ cleisostoma referring to the curved terete leaves. It is a warm growing species from South […]


Maxillaria porphyrostele- 365 days of orchids – day 1150

  Maxillaria porphyrostele was one of the first orchids to arrive at the Writhlington School Orchid Project in the early 1990’s and it is still going strong although it has been divided many times. Both small plants and larger ones are now opening their sulphur yellow flowers to welcome the spring. The species is native […]