365 days of orchids – day 405 – Catleya trianae ‘alba’

  This orchid is a very reliable spring flowering species which thrives in our Warm Americas section. Cattleya trianae is the national flower of Colombia and is endemic to that country where it is found in open woodland at around 1000m altitude. In cultivation we find that plants enjoy good light and free draining compost […]


365 days of orchids – day 403 – Masdevallia paquishae

Masdevallia paquishae is new to 365 days of orchids and is one of our more unusual masdevallias. This miniature growing species (the basket below is a 3inch basket) produces relatively large flowers on downward growing flower stems making it very important to grow plants in baskets or mounted. The species is named after the town […]


365 days of orchids – day 402 – Masdevallia veitchiana

  It seems to masdevallia week here at the Orchid Project. This species is endemic to Peru where it grows between 2000m and 4000m as a terrestrial on rocky slopes amongst grasses. This explains the long flower spikes which carry the flowers well clear of the leaves and in reach of pollinating humming birds. The […]