Prosthechea aemula – 365 days of orchids – day 1130

Warm Americas is a very fragrant place this morning thanks to Prosthechea aemula. Prosthechea aemula is a vigorous grower with 15cm pseudobulbs and 25cm long dark green leaves produced each summer and long lasting sprays of up to nine flowers from each pseudobulb in early spring. Plants soon form specimens with our largest plant (shown […]


Masdevallia discolor – 365 days of orchids – day 1128

¬† Another very frosty morning outside today and the heating is working hard to keep the orchids of the warm sections happy in the greenhouse. However, our Cool Americas section doesn’t need a lot of heating with its minimum of 12C and plants here are in their main growing phase safe from the excessive heat […]


Scaphosepalum verrucosum – 365 days of orchids – day 1127

looking around the greenhouse I realised that this species has been flowering for all of the past 12 months but hasn’t featured on 365 days – so today is the day. The species is native to¬†Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela and Guyana at altitudes of 1300 to 3500 meters and I have seen it described as […]