365 days of orchids – day 407 – Mediocalcar decoratum

This morning the greenhouse is full of the delicate little flowers of Mediocalcar decoratum. This species is very accomodating and so we have plants in many sections including Warm Asia and Coll Americas which are the sections it seems to prefer. The species comes from Papua New Guinea where it grows in shady forest up […]


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 […]