Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 405 – Catleya trianae ‘alba’

  This orchid is a very reliable spring flowering species which thrives in our Warm Americas section. Cattleya trianae is the national flower of Colombia and is endemic to that country where it is found in open woodland at around 1000m altitude. In cultivation we find that plants enjoy good light and free draining compost […]


365 days of orchids – day 403 – Masdevallia paquishae

Masdevallia paquishae is new to 365 days of orchids and is one of our more unusual masdevallias. This miniature growing species (the basket below is a 3inch basket) produces relatively large flowers on downward growing flower stems making it very important to grow plants in baskets or mounted. The species is named after the town […]