Cleisostoma subulatum – 365 days of orchids – day 1475

  Yesterday morning at 7.30am the weather station told me that the outdoor temperature was -3.8 degrees C when I arrived at School. Fortunately it was much warmer inside the greenhouse, and this species brought back lovely memories of our 2019 visit to Sarawak where we saw this species growing in lowland forest near the […]


Pleurothallis pellucida – 365 days of orchids – day 1474

Pleurothallis pellucida is native to Ecuador where it grows it scrub forest at around 3000m where it will experience cool misty conditions. We find that the species is a rewarding and straight forward species is kept well watered and shaded in the summer. The species in notable for its elegant stems and leaves to about […]


Bulbophyllum stormii – 365 days of orchids – day 1473

No diverse week of orchids would be complete without a bulbophyllum and this species is a real crowd pleaser. Bulbophyllum stormii is native to Malaysia and is found from 1000-2000m altitude and we find that it enjoys warm shady conditions in our Warm Asia section (min 17C) Flowers are 4cm across and very large relative […]