Epidendrum radicans – 365 days of orchids – day 1317

Yesterday’s Angraecum was a pretty little straggling plant and today’s Epidendrum is another straggly plants but on an altogether granger scale. We have seen the species growing in Costa Rica in wet secondary forest at around 1400m altitude where the plant starts life at or near the ground and then scrambles up through the scrub. […]


Stanhopea tigrina ‘nigro-violacea’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1315

This remarkable orchid with enormous flowers (possibly the heaviest of orchid flowers) is Stanhopea tigrina. The plant showed is a ten year old seedling from our school propagation laboratory (it has been well worth the wait) and the photo with my hand shows the majesty of these flowers. Stanhopea tigrina is a warm growing epiphytic […]