A Visit to Kew

We started our visit to Kew Gardens with The Princess of Wales Conservatory which was opened in 1987 and is the home to Kew’s Orchid House, carnivorous plants and cacti. The air was perfumed by Prosthechea radiata and Stanhopea nigroviolacea.               Swathy Vanilla planifolia wound its way to the […]


Keiki Propagation

  The word Keiki means baby in Hawaiian .  Growing a keiki is the way a plant reproduces itself asexually.  A Keiki is an exact genetic replica of the mother plant. The picture below shows one of our Pleurothallis palliolata orchids bearing mature keikis. Many Keikis have evolved to fall easily from the mother plant […]