Pleurothallis sclerophyla – 365 days of orchids – day 874

This wonderful Brazilian species produces masses of 2cm wide creamy yellow flowers. If you look closely at the flowers you see that they have three long thin sepals, all with slightly hairy edges, two tiny petals with red tips and a tiny yellow lip. We have seen the species flowering in Brazil where we found […]


Polystachya galeata – 365 days of orchids – day 873

One of the more subtle species flowering each summer in the Orchid House is this Polystachya galeata. Like most polystachyas this species is African and is found in¬†Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaire and Angola. The broad distribution results in a wide range of colour forms. The species is […]


Dendrobium victoria-regina – 365 days of orchids – day 872

Summer has definitely arrived in the greenhouse with the flowers opening on this gorgeous Dendrobium species. This wonderful blue flowered Dendrobium species is a cool growing epiphyte, native to the Philippines where it grows on moss covered trees in consistent moisture all year round and good air movement.¬† It is a free flowering species, but […]