Ludisia discolor – 365 days of orchids – day 1117

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 […]


Pleurothallis ruscifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 1115

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 […]