365 days of orchids – day 56 – Pholidota chinensis

Hello everyone my name is Edward. The Pholidota chinensis comes from china (chinensis means China) and Vietnam . When it flowers it’s many spikes produce around twenty small pinkish white flowers each that smell of bubblegum. We keep this flower in warm Asia where it is very warm and humid. Simon Pugh-Jones adds; The genus Pholidota is […]


365 days of Orchids – day 54 – Phalaenopsis manii

Phalaenopsis manii is a species from the lowland forests of the Himalayan foothills. I have seen it growing in Nameri National Park, one of Assam’s fantastic Tiger reserves. (see photo below) The photo clearly shows the natural habitat for the plant. The forest is lowland seasonally dry forest and there is not sufficient rainfall or […]


365 days of orchids – day 53 – Dendrobium speciosum

This magnificent orchid is native to Australia. Its aboriginal name is “Tar-Beri” and it is also known as the “Rock Lily”. When in flower it is one of our largest orchids measuring nearly 2m across with many hundred lovely fragrant flowers each about 2cm across. It is one of those orchids that stops you in your […]