WSBEorchids

Dendrobium fimbriatum – 365 days of orchids – day 1179

  Spring really seams to have arrived this week with a warm afternoons in the greenhouse and the annual display from Dendrobium fimbriatum starting in Warm Asia. Dendrobium fimbriatum is an orchid we have seen growing abundantly in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in semi-deciduous trees in warm lowland forests up to about 1000m. In the […]

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Renanthera monachica – 365 days of orchids – day 1178

This small growing vandaceous species is new to 365 days. Unlike Renthera imschootiana which is wonderful but enormous (photo below), Renanthera monachica flowers as a small plant and takes a long time to develop in a mature medium sized plant. So this is a renanthera for small spaces. We grow Renanthera monochica in a basket […]

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Vanda tricolor var. suarvis – 365 days of orchids – day 1177

Our Warm Asia section is currently filled with the delicious scent of this giant Vanda species.     The plant is now over 2m tall with large flower spikes of beautiful waxy flowers, and a heady sweet scent. This grand orchid is native to lowland forest in Java and is clearly determined to become a […]

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Pleurothallis grobyi – 365 days of orchids – day 1176

It is usual at this time of year to have some exciting miniatures com ing into flower. This is especially true of miniatures from the cloud forests of South and Central America. Look out for Platystele misasiana and Stelis muscifera later in the month (below), but today we have Pleurothallis grobyi.    Pleurothallis grobyi is […]

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