Scaphosepalum verrucosum – 365 days of orchids – day 1530

This wonderful orchid is one of our veteran plants and possibly our largest of member of the Pleurothallidinae (the subtribe of more than 4000 species including our Masdevallia, Stelis, Pleurothallis and Restrepia species). The species is native to Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela and Guyana at altitudes of 1300 to 3500 meters and I have seen […]


Pleione formosana ‘Avalanche’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1529

This lovely little cool growing orchid from China and Taiwan spends its time in our Temperate section with a minimum of 6C although it would happily go colder during its dry winter rest. In nature Pleione formosana is often found as a lithophyte in moss over bed rock where plants experience constant damp during the […]