Dendrobium chrysotoxum – 365 days of orchids – day 1913

One orchid we are pleased to feature in our display today is Dendrobium chrsotoxum (above) This wonderful dendrobium has the brightest of golden flowers with a large orange blotch on the lip. The golden flowers of the species always transport me to the remarkable forests of the Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos. Dendrobium chrysotoxum is […]


Coelogyne velutina – 365 days of orchids – day 1912

   Our display and sales plants are now safely stored at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens ready for today. – we will post details here. One plant that has flowered just in time is Coelogyne velutina with its gorgeous pendulous flower spikes. Coelogyne velutina has a lot in common with other warm growing species with long […]


Platystele schmidtchenii – 365 days of orchids – day 1911

We have some magnificent miniatures for the journey to Glasgow today, especially our Platystele species. Platystele schmidchenii is native to wet forests from Peru to Colombia from 1000 to 2400m altitude and is rather extraordinary for the enormous amount of flower it produces on upright stems held well clear of the 2cm long leaves. Our […]