365 days of orchids – day 423 – Cymbidium wenshanense

   This is the first flowering at Writhlington of this distinctive cymbidium species from China and Northern Vietnam. The species is reported growing as an epiphyte in evergreeen forests from 1000 to 1500m. The species is small growing for a cymbidium with fine leaves but has large attractive flowers with lovely lip markings. The fine […]


365 days of orchids – day 421 – Dendrobium kingianum

Todays fragrance in Cool Asia is the sweet and powerful scent of Dendrobium kingianum. This is a rewarding and undemanding species from Australia and several students have plants growing and flowering well on windowsills. Our largest plant has been growing on its mount for at least fifteen years and provides a ready supply of small […]