South African orchid duo now available on our online shop.

Stenoglottis longifolia (above) and Stenoglottis fimbriata (below) have now been added to our very popular online shop Both species are South African terrestrial species from seasonally wet subtropical habitats. We grow both species in our Cool Asia section with a minimum winter temperature of 10C and vents that open at 16C. We keep plants wet […]


Cattleya intermedia var. orlata- 365 days of orchids – day 1225

This must be one of our most flamboyant cattleyas. As I explained earlier this month, Cattleya intermedia is a remarkably variable Brazilian species along its long coastal forest range. Cattleya intermedia var. orlata is one extreme of this variation with large flowers and a particularly large lip. This variety has been used extensively in breeding, […]


Coelogyne flexuosa – 365 days of orchids – day 1224

A fragrant orchid for a Monday morning. Coelogyne flexuosa is a fairly large growing Coelogyne native to warm forests in Malaysia, Sumatra, Bali and Java from 900 to 1500m altitude. It grows lovely large bright green leaves and in spring produces long delicate flower spikes with up to twenty fragrant, small but pretty flowers. The […]