365 days of orchids – day 19 – Stelis genychila

Stelis are a genus closely related to Masdevallias and Pleurothallis. They are not widely grown in collections but the orchid project has been a big fan since first coming into contact with Stelis species in the cloud forests of Brazil and Costa Rica on expeditions. Stelis genychila like most Stelis species has flattish flowers with […]


365 days of orchids Рday 18 РMasdevallia trigonopetala 

This is one of our smaller Massevallias. The plant is about 5cm across and produces gorgeous 1cm waxy, long lasting flowers in the early spring. The species is native to cloud forests of Ecuador and Colombia and so we grow it cool and moist throughout the year. It seems to be particularly happy mounted on […]