Rhynchostele rossii – 365 days of orchids – day 1832

The last day of January sees the first flowers opening on this gorgeous small growing orchid species. Rhynchostele rossii is a diminutive member of the Oncidium family and is found in the cloud forests of Mexico and Central America, as far south as Nicaragua, from 2000-3000m altitude. As a result the species enjoys cool conditions […]


Masdevallia lucernula – 365 days of orchids – day 1831

One Masdevallia species that can be relied upon to brighten up a grey winters day is Masdevallia lucernula. Masdevallia lucernula is possibly the most dramatic of our small growing Masdevallia species. Several Masdevallia species have very bright flowers but M. lucernula must be our brightest species with its scarlet tubular flowers positively glowing against its […]


Cattleya trianae ‘coerulea’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1830

Our first Cattleya trainae has opened its flowers today and is the Coerulea clone. Coerulea means blue which is pushing it a bit for this flower but it is a lovely semi-alba never the less. Cattleya trianae is endemic to that Colombia – so a great choice for Columbia’s National Flower. In our greenhouses it […]


Masdevallia triangularis – 365 days of orchids – day 1829

Today’s masdevallia is less flamboyant than yesterday’s Masdevallia superbiens but none the less spectacular with flowers larger than the plant. Autumn and winter is a great time for masdevallias with plants enjoying the cool temperatures and flowers lasting longer than they do in summer. Masdevallia triangularis is a striking small plant with relatively large flowers […]