Paphiopedilum tonsum – 365 days of orchids – day 1516

Our first paphiopedilum of 2021 is this stunning and reliable species from Sumatra. This species which is native to North and Central Sumatra where it is found from 1000-1800m altitude as a terrestrial in deep humus and deep shade. We have found that the species really resents bright light and so we keep it well shaded […]


Dendrochilum javierense – 365 days of orchids – day 1515

We have a really spectacular orchid for you today. Dendrochilum javierense has masses of closely packed brick red flowers on arching spikes that on a specimen like this plant make for a wonderful display. Dendrochilum javierense is a small growing dendrochilum with narrow stiff leaves, about 25cm long, and more upright flower stems than most […]


Pleurothallis grobyi – 365 days of orchids – day 1514

  Many of our orchid species flower several times a year and Pleurothallis grobyi is one of them. We have several clones of this miniature pleurothallis species. Todat’s clone is similar to varieties we have seen in Brazil with 4cm leaves and long spikes of relatively large beak like flowers. The Brazilian plants (with great […]