Most of the orchids we grow at school are epiphytes (grow on trees) but this Jewel orchid is a terrestrial (grows in the ground) and is quite commonly available. Jewel orchids include a large number of terrestrial orchids prized for their patterned leaves although several, like this species, have attractive flower too. Ludisia discolor […]
We are pleased to see that Chloe has arrived in Kuching, Sarawak and has been met at the airport by our wonderful friends from the Sarawak Orchid Society (SARORSO). We are all looking forward to following her work over the next two months.
Late last night I was came across this jewel in the greenhouse. You could described Isabellia pulchella as a miniature orchid and though it flowers as a tiny plant, it grows into wonderful specimen plant over time. This plant has made a ball around a small basket and for the next few weeks will been […]
Just on my my way to Sarawak- saying goodbye to my lab at Writhlington and leaving it in good hands with Tallis.
Regular readers will be aware that we are very fond of orchid species we have had the fortune of observing in their native habitat. One of these flowering today is Pleurothaliis ruscifolia, a species we have seen growing in Costa Rica. Pleurothallis ruscifolia is a medium sized plant that produces clusters of small creamy yellow […]