Masdevallia coccinea – 365 days of orchids – day 1197

I am really enjoying a feast of Masdevallias this week. The first of our Masdevallia coccinea clones has just opened (above) and we are still enjoying species we featured earlier in the year such as Masdevallia lucernula and Masdevallia decumana (below) Most of our Masdevallias bloom over an extended period and we will have Masdevallia […]


Sobralia leucoxanthus – 365 days of orchids – day 1196

We have a real giant of an orchid today. Sobralia leucoxanthus with it 3m long stems ending in these giant creamy flowers is one of our orchids that has always been just too big to take out of the greenhouse. Usually we publicise the plant’s flowering so that school staff can come and enjoy its exuberance, […]


Dendrobium chrysotoxum- 365 days of orchids – day 1195

Today we have one of the amazing dendrobium species currently flowering in our Warm Asia section. The golden flowers of the species always transport me to the remarkable forsts of the Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos. Dendrobium chrysotoxum is native to seasonally dry forest monsoon forests and we found it in several locations at around […]