WSBEorchids

Pleurothallis lindenii – 365 days of orchids – day 1431

This dramatic orchid was one of the first pleurothallis species to arrive in our collection in the early 1990s (as Pleurothallis secunda.) The species makes a medium sized plant that each winter produces a multitude of short pendulous flower stems that carry up to ten quite large (1.5cm) red and white flowers. As you can […]

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Ornithophora radicans – 365 days of orchids – day 1430

Another Brazilian miniature species today, and this one is a joy to grow with its clouds of little white and green flowers, with deep red columns. Ornithophora radicans is a warm growing miniature species from Brazil’s Atlantic coast at around 400m altitude.  We find that the species prefers deep shade and lots of water, and […]

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Isabellia virginalis- 365 days of orchids – day 1430

This stunning little orchid often flowers for Christmas and this year it is out in time for our virtual Christmas Orchid Festival – do join us online using this link https://zoom.us/j/97501868004 between 6.30 and 7.30pm on the 3rd December. This is one of Issy’s favourite orchids – after all it seems to be named after […]

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Cattleya cernua – 365 days of orchids – day 1429

As our thoughts start to turn to Christmas the greenhouse is bursting with the stunning scarlet flowers of Cattleya cernua. Of course it isn’t trying to be Christmassy, it is trying to attract hummingbirds – though all it has attracted so far is school students! This is a Brazilian miniature species, with 4cm long leaves […]

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