Angraecum magdalenae – 365 days of orchids – day 917

  Question – Why should you visit the Writhlington Greenhouses in the middle of the night?   Answer – To enjoy the intoxicating scent of the wonderful orchid.  (actually, there is plenty of scent in the day time too) Angraecum magdalenae from the mountains of central Madagascar is one of our most rewarding orchid species. The […]


Cleisostoma crassifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 916

We are now well into our summer flowering species and this is a reliable small growing member of the vanda family. There seems to be little known about this species which is native to the Philippines and  in common with most cleisostomas has flowers that open successively along the flower spike. The long lasting flowers […]


Prosthechea prismatocarpa – 365 days of orchids – day 915

    Another lovely prosthecheas flowering today is Prosthechea prismatocarpa. This wonderful species from Central America is a large growing member of the cattleya family that produces long spikes of dramatic flowers. The flowers are butterfly pollinated with the pink section of the lip the perfect shape for a large butterfly to grab hold of. We […]