Hi, I’m Ben. Today’s orchid is the Coelogyne multiflora from the island of Sulawesi just east of Borneo. We counted the flowers and came to 365 which is a real coincidence and certainly goes with the name ‘Multiflora’. We grow the plant in Warm Asia with a minimum of 17C which will be similar to […]
The results are in and with just over 37% of the popular vote our first Orchid Of the Week is Masdevallia sperbiens. There will be another vote next weekend so look out for the orchid species from day 8 to day 14. Thanks for participating.
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 […]
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 […]
This is the first flowering of plants we have raised from seed collected in Brazil in 2006. Ten years from seed to flowering is a while to wait but we have been able to other things during those ten years. As Jacob reminds me, we think we may be the first to raise this species […]