There is great excitement at the Orchid Project this week as Tallis has been awarded a place in the RHS Young Gardener of the Years competition. Here video camera arrived today and she has three weeks to make a five minute film to get across her passion for plants, plant science, conservation and education.
This lovely species from the Eastern Himalayas won orchid of the week last week and you will be able to see it at the Devon Orchid Show tomorrow in Budleigh Salterton where we will be displaying alongside all the orchid societies from the South West. There will also be a chance to see most of this […]
This is another orchid found in Sikkim. It is present in the same lowland trees as Vanda ampulacea up to about 1000m. It commonly grows in on the trunk or larger branches of trees in good light and can make very large specimens. The photo below shows a plant growing on the trunk of a […]
This small growing Vanda species (which is also known as Ascocentrum ampulaceum) is one of the most dramatic species we have seen flowering in Sikkim on our expeditions. It grows abumdantly as an epiphyte in hot valleys from 200-500m altitude where it clings to trunks, branches and twigs if deciduous and semi-evergreen trees . It […]
This beautiful orchid is native to Loas, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It grows as a terrestrial or lithophyte in deep shade in primary forest from 300-2000m showing that it can tolerate a wide range of temperatures providing it is kept moist and shaded. We find it to be one of the easier Paphs to grow […]