Stelis stevensonii – 365 days of orchids – day 1320

One of our smaller stelis species, and one of the most charming, is this little species that flowers throughout the year but with a main flowering in August and September. Stelis stevensonii is a vigorous small growing plant that produces multiple spikes of well spaced little flowers typical of the genus. This species is endemic […]


Dendrochilum filiforme – 365 days of orchids – day 1319

There are many signs of autumn around – i harvested plums yesterday – and our dendrochilums are a highpoint of autumn in the greenhouse and his species is already in flower. Dendrochilum filiformne is one of our smaller Dendrochilum species and in common with most of the genus it produces a pendant spike of delicate […]


Epidendrum radicans – 365 days of orchids – day 1317

Yesterday’s Angraecum was a pretty little straggling plant and today’s Epidendrum is another straggly plants but on an altogether granger scale. We have seen the species growing in Costa Rica in wet secondary forest at around 1400m altitude where the plant starts life at or near the ground and then scrambles up through the scrub. […]