The tiny but beautiful Phalaenopsis parishii won the popular vote for last week’s orchid of the week. Look out for this week’s vote on Saturday.
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 […]
This deciduous dendrobium is another of the orchids we have seen growing in Sikkim. It is a warm growing species and grows on the same trees as Vanda ampulacea from 200m to about 900m altitude. It also grows as a lithophyte on large boulders and cliffs. The species is very pendulous with long thin […]
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 […]
This is a small growing dendrobium species that out of flower looks like a larger version on Dendrobium jenkinsii (day 123) but its 6cm bulbs produce long spikes of large flowers and give a dramatic display. As you can see below our relatively small plant (deflasked in about 2010) has three lovely spikes. The species […]