I will start the week with this gorgeous species from that loves to grow mounted on a large piece of cork bark. The species is native to Mexico where it grows in open deciduous oak forrest. Each year it grows long cane like stems up to 1m long, and produce spikes covered in glorious pink […]
In contrast to yesterday’s monster Brassia we have one of our smallest flowered orchids for you today. Oberonia miniata is a miniature flowered species native to Thailand and Malaysia where it grows in lowland forest. This oberonia species grows pendulous growths each year with short overlapping leaves and long terminal flower spikes of tiny yellow […]
I have just been out to my greenhouse and had to share a photo of this magnificent miniature orchid. We posted Barbosella handroi in October so this one doesn’t count as an orchid of the day. The plant posted in October (see below) is from the same flask but has brown flowers rather than the […]
Our monster plant of Brassia verrucosa is in full of flower and causing quite a stir. The plant has 12 spikes of very large spidery flower (hence the common name of spider orchid) Remarkably, research suggests that the flowers are spider mimics and are pollinated by a spider hunting wasp that attacks the flowers. Isn’t […]
The next generation is happily established at Orchid Project with Year 7 students Kaitlin and Joshua working hard – potting plants, preparing compost and getting ready for next weeks Orchid Christmas Festival – Joint this zoom link on Dec 3rd – Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/97501868004 at 6.30pm to join in the seasonal orchidaceous fun.