Cymbidium insigne – 365 days of orchids – day 1522

Yesterday’s species was from the hot coastal regions of Brazil but today we return to the cool mountains of South East Asia and the elegant flowers of Cymbidium insigne. Cymbidium insigne is a terrestrial species found in the mountains that straddle Northern Thailand, Northern Vietnam and Southern China. It grows in poor soils in the […]


Cattleya amethystoglossa – 365 days of orchids – day 1521

We are delighted to celebrate the flowering of this wonderful Brazilian orchid species. Cattleya amethystoglossa is a large growing bifoliate (two leaved) cattleya and in growth it is not unlike Cattleya guttata (see our plant below) and it shares the majestic tall pseudobulbs and large sprays of flowers. Our Cattleya amethystoglossa is still a pup […]


Pleurothallis schweinfurthii – 365 days of orchids – day 1520

The flowers of this lovely species appear to dance on their thin spikes with curly dorsal sepals and petals spread wide. Pleurothallis schweinfurthii comes from the cloud forests of Peru and Bolivia, and produces spikes of around ten large (3cm long) dramatic spidery flowers. The species is a strong grower and a mature plant  produces […]