WSBEorchids

Join us today at 6.30 for our Christmas Orchid Festival

A little reminder – December 3rd  – 6.30pm-7.30 pm Join us via Zoom in the School Greenhouse to celebrate Christmas with a tour of our December orchids, stories of tropical forests and a chance to buy Christmas Orchids for delivery, or click and collect (on the following Saturday). Join via this link at 6.30pm on […]

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Maxillaria picta – 365 days of orchids – day 1440

Yesterday evening the Orchid project students and I were working hard to prepare for this evening’s Virtual Orchid Christmas Event, and we were delighted to find that our specimen plant of Maxillaria picta has burst into flower just in time for the celebrations.The photograph below shows the red spots that give the species its name. […]

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Cattleya walkeriana – 365 days of orchids – day 1439

  Christmas is always pink in the School Greenhouse with lots of large flowered pink orchids coming into flower. One of the most spectacular is this compact Cattleya species from Brazil. This is and unusual Cattleya as it produces flowers on spikes produced in the Autumn from the base of the newly matured pseudobulbs, while […]

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Pleurothallis truncata – 365 days of orchids – day 1438

Some orchids never miss our Christmas orchid events and Pleurothallis truncata is one of them. The species is remarkable for its long spikes of little orange ball like flowers. This leaf has produced three flower spikes (the most we have seen is four) and for the next eight weeks there will be a spectacular show […]

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