365 days of orchids – day 11 – Phalaenopsis violacea

We are now into our second week of 365 days of orchids and to add to the diversity here is our wonderful bright pink clone of Phalaenopsis violacea. This Malaysian species has been used heavily in breeding long lasting colourful hybrids and you can see why. The species produces flowers successively on a spike over […]


365 days of orchids – day 10 – Barkeria melanocaulon

Barkeria is a genus of orchids from Central America that produce cane like pseudobulbs and a tall terminal spike with many flowers. Barkeria melanocaulon comes from Mexico and has smaller flowers (about 2cm across) but lots of them on branched spikes. The flowers are long lasting and spikes produce secondary sprays as the first flowers […]