365 days of orchids – day 7 – Masdevallia superbiens – and vote for orchid of the week

We are real fans of the genus Masdevallia. These plants are mostly found in the cloud forests of south and central America and so we grow them cool (minimum 12C) in Cool Americas with plenty of water throughout the year. Most Masdevallias produce one flower per spem but some like Mas. superbiens produce many flowers […]


365 days of orchids – day 6 – Paphiopedilum tonsum

One of our favourite and most reliable Paphs is this species from Borneo. We grow the species warm (Min 16C) and in low light with some shading throughout the year and extra in the summer months. There is strong field evidence of pollination of similar species by wasps and if you look closely there is […]