Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 57 – Sophronitella violacea

One of the smallest members of the Cattleya family is Sopronitella violacea (or Isabellia violacea) from the Mata Atlantica forests of Eastern Brazil. This species has small flowers and smaller growths than Cattleya coccinea (day 20) but is a good partner for it with a similar liking for growing cool (Cool Americas, minimum 12C). We […]


365 days of orchids – day 56 – Pholidota chinensis

Hello everyone my name is Edward. The¬†Pholidota chinensis comes from china (chinensis means China) and Vietnam . When it flowers it’s many spikes produce around twenty small pinkish white¬†flowers each that smell of bubblegum. We keep this flower in warm Asia where it is very warm and humid. Simon Pugh-Jones adds; The genus Pholidota is […]