Pleurothallis costaricensis

Whilst watering today I noticed a Pleurothallis costaricensis needed splitting and had become detached from its cork mount. No tools were needed just a slight pull and the orchid split into plenty of small pieces.  Just make sure there are a few roots in each little clump. Each piece of the orchid needed to be […]


A Visit to Kew

We started our visit to Kew Gardens with The Princess of Wales Conservatory which was opened in 1987 and is the home to Kew’s Orchid House, carnivorous plants and cacti. The air was perfumed by Prosthechea radiata and Stanhopea nigroviolacea.               Swathy Vanilla planifolia wound its way to the […]


Keiki Propagation

  The word Keiki means baby in Hawaiian .  Growing a keiki is the way a plant reproduces itself asexually.  A Keiki is an exact genetic replica of the mother plant. The picture below shows one of our Pleurothallis palliolata orchids bearing mature keikis. Many Keikis have evolved to fall easily from the mother plant […]