Yesterday evening I realised that I hadn’t photographed an orchid for today and so took this flash photo (which doesn’t do the species justice) of the beautiful Stelis reginae. Stelis reginae is one of our larger growing Stelis species with leaves 15cm long and 25cm flower spikes of large (for a stelis) flowers. Stelis […]
We have had a few people asking when we will have new orchids in the shop. We have had a very busy first week back at school but have no fear, we will be restocking our shop next week and will include some species that we have not offered up to now.
It is Bulbophyllum guttulatum time in the greenhouse, a wonderful easy to grow and attractive species. Bulbophyllum guttulatum is found from the Himalayas across to Vietnam in evergreen monsoon forest from 800 to 2000m. Its 2cm flowers have wonderful spotting (well worth zooming in on the photos) We know this habitat well from our travels […]
It is a joy to see this unusually coloured orchid in flower again. One real advantage of posting our orchids in flower every day is that we can look back and understand flowering patterns. I can now confidently report that this species flowers twice a year in spring and again in autumn. This is not […]
We have seen Cymbidium aliofolium growing abundantly in seasonally dry hot forest in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Laos where it is the most common epiphyte in lowland forests. The photo below shows Zoe and Zoe on our 2013 expedition to Sikkim by a a good sized Cymbidium aliofolium close to the Gangtok Road. The natural […]