Cuitlauziana pulchella / osmoglossum pulchellum / odontoglossum-pulchellum – 365 days of orchids – day 1504

A highlight this weekend is the flowering of this delicate little orchid that has been one of my favourites since I first came across its waxy fragrant flowers in the 1970s.   This exquisite and sweetly scented species species from Mexico and Central America is a cool growing species found in high altitude cool mossy […]


Is Coelogyne cristata the best house plant for a cool windowsill?

Waking up this morning I was treated to this wonderful sight in my bathroom. This Coelogyne cristata has spent the last four years living on this small East facing window and is clearly a very happy plant. I can now look forward to over a month of these wonderful white flowers. When out of flower […]


Dendrobium malvicolor – 365 days of orchids – day 1502

  Some of our orchids are very regular in their flowering and this little dendrobium is a reliable February flowerer. We are entering the spring peak for the flowering of many of our cooler growing species and it could be possible not to fully appreciate this little gem. Dendrobium malvicolor is a small growing species […]