Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Angraecum equitans – 365 days of orchids – day 1893

We grow a hundreds of wonderful miniature orchid species but amongst the most dramatic are members of the Angraecinae sub-tribe (or Angraecum family). Angraecinae includes 16 genera including Aerangis (Aerangis biloba below) and Angraecum, and almost all are native to Africa, Madagascar and nearby islands. Although some Angraecum species are large plants, many are miniature […]


Prosthechea cochleata – 365 days of orchids – day 1892

I always feel that our collection is incomplete any time that we don’t have prosthechea cochleata in flower. Plants flower pretty much throughout the year but our largest specimen is heading for peak flowering – hopefully to coincide with the Glasgow Botanic Gardens Orchid Fair (flier below) Prosthechea cochleata never fails to take me to […]


Stelis emarginata ‘big orange’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1891

For the first day of April we have a joyous spring orchid. This little species makes a wonderful floriferous plant in a 6cm pot (above) or a small basket (top). Some plants seem to change their name more than others. We first purchased this species in the 1990’s as Pleurothallis tubata before changing it to […]


Cymbidium devonianum – 365 days of orchids – day 1890

A stunning orchid just returned from its trip to the RHS Orchid Show is our wonderful specimen of Cymbidium devonianum. This is our largest plant of Cymbidium devonianum and again has eight pendulous flower spikes of gorgeous green, brown and pink flowers. Cymbidium devonianum produces dense pendulous spikes of dramatically coloured flowers and thanks to […]