Pleurothallis stenosepala – 365 days of orchids – day 1697

Orchids don’t need to have large flamboyant flowers to be a valued part of a collection and Pleurothallis stenosepala is a modest little orchid with the delightful attributes of being easy to grow, quick to propagate and blooming throughout the year. Pleurothallis stenosepala is native to wet forests all down the Andes from Venezuela to […]


Stenoglottis fimbriata – 365 days of orchids – day 1695

We know that autumn is here when our Stenoglottis start to flower. We have two species, Stenoglottis fimbriata that starts to flower in September and Stenoglottis longifolia (below and still in bud) that flowers about a month later. In Stenoglottis fimbriata the basal rosette of leaves are spotted in purple, unlike Stenoglottis longifolia that has […]


Coelogyne ovalis – 365 days of orchids – day 1694

We have a bench filled with small plants of this wonderful orchid thanks to dividing our prize winning (Cultural Commendation from the RHS) specimen below. Coelogyne ovalis is a cool growing Coelogyne from South East Asia and the Eastern Himalayas. We have seen plants growing on the Bolevan plateau in Southern Laos at around 1200m […]