Stelis emarginata (orange) – 365 days of orchids – day 1170

This little species makes a wonderful floriferous plant in a small pot as shown here in this 3cm pot. Some plants seem to change their name more than others. We first purchased this species in the 1990’s as Pleurothallis tubata before changing it to Physosiphon tubatus to reflect changes in Pleurothallis, before changing it back […]


Ansellia africana – 365 days of orchids – day 1168

This orchid has a real story to tell and highlights the lifelong learning that growing orchids provides. Ansellia africana, the Leopard Orchid, is found right across tropical Africa from South Africa in the South, where we have seen plants growing in coastal forest near Durban, to Uganda in the North. The forest we found it […]