Coelogyne schultesii – 365 days of orchids – day 1299

The finial catch up orchid is this reliable and easy to grow Coelogyne. There are always Coelogynes flowering in the school greenhouse and this species always flowers during the summer holiday. Unusually, Coelogyne schultesii has a wonderful habit of flowering for several years from each flower spike, a habit it shares with a small number […]


Masdevallia veitchiana – 365 days of orchids – day 1296

This weekend’s sunlight really enhances the vibrant colours of our Masdevallia veitchianas that are flowering again. The flowers look orange and red but this coplour is actually made from the flowers combination of a yellow ground and tiny raised pink warts – a clever trick. This species is endemic to Peru where it grows between […]