Prosthechea aemula – 365 days of orchids – day 1497

We have lots of fragrant orchids in flower this week and our Warm Americas section is especially fragrant thanks to Prosthechea aemula. Prosthechea aemula is a vigorous grower with 15cm pseudobulbs and 25cm long dark green leaves produced each summer and long lasting sprays of up to nine flowers from each pseudobulb in early spring. […]


Maxillaria porphyrostele – 365 days of orchids – day 1495

Yesterday’s talk was a great chance to share some of our special orchids but we missed this one. Maxillaria porphyrostele was one of the first orchids to arrive at the Writhlington School Orchid Project in the early 1990’s and it is still going strong although it has been divided many times. Both small plants and […]