Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis – 365 days of orchids – day 856

This is the first time our plant of this remarkable species has flowered and so the first time we have been able to include it on 365 days. Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis is native to lowland forests in New Guinea where it grows as an epiphyte in deep shade. It has several remarkable characteristics including the enormous […]


Lycaste aromatica – 365 days of orchids – day 852

Our greenhouse is once again full of the pungent spicy aroma of this wonderful orchid that flowers in profusion from leafless bulbs every spring. Lycaste aromatica is native to Mexico and Central America where it grows as an epiphyte of lithophyte in semi-deciduous forest. It uses its powerful scent to attract euglossine bees (perfume gathering […]