Brassia verrucosa – 365 days of orchids – day 1757

Our Year 7 team, Erin, Ruby Daria, Mylee, Kaitlyn, Thomas and Koby, are getting the greenhouse ready for Orchid Christmas (10th December 4pm-7pm all welcome) and are delighted that our monster Brassia verrucosa plant is now in bloom. This year we have 14 spikes of these dramatic flowers and the plant rather dwarfs the team. […]


Cattleya perrinii ‘alba’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1756

We are very fond of celebrating diversity within a species and today we have the alba form of Cattleya perrinii to go alongside the more common pink for featured last month Cattleya perrinii is a medium sized plant with flowers 12cm across that are very large for the plant. This lovely orchid is native to […]


Pleurothallis linearifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 1754

I stumbled on this wonderful miniature orchid while watering yesterday.   Some of our orchids are not much bigger than the moss that grows around them and Pleurothallis linearifolia is a true miniature species native to Brazil and Northern Argentina where it grows in cloud forest. Leaves are only 1cm long but flowers are relatively large […]