Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Monster orchids for sale – Laelia superbiens and Prosthechea brassavolae

We have some true monster orchids at Writhlington and arguably the biggest is Laelia superbiens with bulbs and leaves up a metre tall topped with 2-3m flower spikes with giant heads of fantastic flowers. Our mature plants are several feet across but we have some divisions and we are offering this one for sale to […]


Polystachya vulcanica – 365 days of orchids – day 1247

Today we have a small growing species that reminds us of our time in the wonderful rainforests of Rwanda. Polystachya is a common genus amongst African orchids and we have seen species in South African woodland as well as  Rwanda. As its name suggests, Polystachya vulcanica comes from the volcanic mountains of Rwanda, Uganda and […]


Diversity Monday

As regulars will know, it is the fantastic diversity of orchids that we love rather than any one species of genus. We are trying to offer this diversity at our shop and today we have: Our first Dendrobium – Dendrobium aphyllum – a species we have seen in Sikkim Our first Platystele species – Platystele […]