365 days of orchids – day 222 – Phalaenopsis bellina

This phalaenopsis species comes from Borneo where it grows it hot lowland forest in swamps or near rivers and the plant grows low in trees where it is often in deep shade. The species grows very attractive large undulating leaves and flower spikes that produce large fragrant flowers successively over a long period. The flowers have […]


365 days of orchids – Day 221 – Dendrobium cuthbertsonii

This beautiful miniature species is native to New Guinea where it grows as an epiphyte or lithophyte in mossy high mountain elfin forests. We find that the secret in cultivation is to replicate this habitat and so grow plant cool, wet and windy. We also find that plants prefer to grow mounted where there roots […]