Dendrobium jonesii – 365 days of orchids – day 1190

I am rather surprised to discover that we have never featured Dendrobium jonesii on 365 days. This is an impressive species similar to Dendrobium speciosum although jonesii is smaller growing. The species is native to warm forests in Queensland, Australia and so we grow plants warmer than most of our Australian dendrobiums, in our warm […]


Oncidium wentworthianum – 365 days of orchids – day 1189

┬á Some orchids, such as this species, are very straight forward to grow and always flower reliably. This large growing Oncidium species is native to Central America where it is found as an epiphyte in dryish forest from about 500 to 1500m altitude. The plant grows new growths rapidly during the summer and then long […]


Dendrobium mohlianum – 365 days of orchids – day 1188

We have some magnificent dendrobiums in flower or in bud and one of my favourites is this bright orange species. Dendrobium mohlianum is a┬ádramatic species native to the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu (A real South Sea Islander). It is found in wet forests from 450 to 3000m altitude which indicates it is cool […]