WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 217 – Phalaenopsis javanica

This species was once native to the island of Java and was found as a small, warm growing epiphyte. It produces small cup shaped flowers primarily during the spring but will produce odd flowers throughout the summer. the flower spikes are shorter than the leaves and grow with a pendulous habit. ┬áThe species was declared […]

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365 days of orchids – day 216 – Phalaenopsis pulchra

This warm growing epiphytic species native to the Philippines, is a small plant which produces a few brightly coloured flowers on a spike that is shorter than the leaves, normally through the autumn. This plant however is flowering during the summer. The species also has the ability to produce longer spikes upto 60cm long and […]

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365 days of orchids – day 215 – Masdevallia veitchiana

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 red areas of the flower are produced by tiny purple hairs […]

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365 days of orchids – day 214 – Odontoglossum rhynchanthum

This beautiful species is endemic to Colombia where it grows in cloud forest above 2000m. Authorities describe the species as producing 30cm spikes with up to seven flowers but our clone produces spikes to 70cm with up to twelve flowers. This year our specimen plant has thirteen spikes and looks amazing. We grow our plants […]

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