365 days of orchids – day 137 – Cymbidium findlaysonianum

This is a warm growing Cymbidium species from South East Asia, Malaysia and the Philippines. It is a large robust plant with thick leaves and it produces long spikes around a metre long with¬†many flowers. The flowers spikes are strongly pendulous which means the flowers are well clear of the leaves and a mature plant […]


365 days of orchids – day 135 – Pleurothallis amparoana

Another species that generated a lot of excitement at Saturday’s show was this unusual Pleurothallis species. It is native to wet montane forest in Costa Rica and Panama from 1200 to 1800m altitude.We grow it with most of our Pleurothallids in Cool Americas and keep it damp all year. The very hairy little flowers remind […]