Phalaenopsis manii – 365 days of orchids – day 1187

I hope that our daily orchid and tales of wonderful tropical forests is of some comfort to those of you in self isolation, struggling to continue with essential work or worried for jobs, friends and family. Today we are travelling to the warm monsoon forests of the Himalayan foothills. Phalaenopsis manii is a species we […]


Dendrobium x delicatum – 365 days of orchids – day 1186

     The greenhouse is particularly full of flowers this week and one species this species is responsible for many of them. Dendrobium delicatum is a natural hybrid between two Australian species, that have already featured in 365 days, Dendrobium speciosum and Dendrobium kingianum . With the variable nature of the parent species it is not a surprise that Dendrobium […]


Cattleya harpophylla – 365 days of orchids – day 1185

Wandering through our Cool Americas Section yesterday we were delighted to find the bright orange flowers of Cattleya harpophylla looking back at us. We have a number of dramatic Brazilian orchid species with bright red and orange flowers. Cattleya harpophylla is a small to medium sized plant with narrow bulbs and leaves that turn red […]