WSBEorchids

Monster orchids for sale – Laelia superbiens and Prosthechea brassavolae

We have some true monster orchids at Writhlington and arguably the biggest is Laelia superbiens with bulbs and leaves up a metre tall topped with 2-3m flower spikes with giant heads of fantastic flowers. Our mature plants are several feet across but we have some divisions and we are offering this one for sale to […]

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Polystachya vulcanica – 365 days of orchids – day 1247

Today we have a small growing species that reminds us of our time in the wonderful rainforests of Rwanda. Polystachya is a common genus amongst African orchids and we have seen species in South African woodland as well as  Rwanda. As its name suggests, Polystachya vulcanica comes from the volcanic mountains of Rwanda, Uganda and […]

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Sobralia macrantha – 365 days of orchids – day 1246

We have tiny orchid species no bigger than your thumb nail and then we have monsters like today’s spectacular species from Central America and Mexico. Today’s post is for Issy who looks after Sobralias and has not missed their flowering since year 7. Sobralia macrantha is found from Mexico to Costa Rica where it grows […]

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Pleurothallis sclerophyla – 365 days of orchids – day 1245

Today we have another orchid we have had the pleasure of finding in its habitat. This wonderful Brazilian species produces masses of 2cm wide creamy yellow flowers. If you look closely at the flowers you see that they have three long thin sepals, all with slightly hairy edges, two tiny petals with red tips and […]

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Diversity Monday

As regulars will know, it is the fantastic diversity of orchids that we love rather than any one species of genus. We are trying to offer this diversity at our shop and today we have: Our first Dendrobium – Dendrobium aphyllum – a species we have seen in Sikkim Our first Platystele species – Platystele […]

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