WSBEorchids

What a plant!

Our large plant of Dendrobium thyrsiflorum was just at the start of its flowering at the London Show. Now back in the greenhouse it is at its peak and demanded to be photographed again. It has 56 flower spikes, and is 1.8m across, which is the best it has ever been for us.

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Guarianthe skinneri ‘alba’ – 365 days of orchids – day 846

Guarianthe skinneri is national flower of Costa Rica and a species we have seen growing in tall trees in open forests around 800m with plants on the tops of thick branches in very exposed positions in strong sunshine. It is a very regular late April flowering species and it always reminds me of our fantastic […]

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Dendrobium wardianum – 365 days of orchids – day 845

This year our relatively young plant of Dendrobium wardianum has two pseudobulbs covered in wonderful flowers. Dendrobium wardianum is a pendulous plant with long psuedobulbs up to 100cm long. It comes from the Eastern Himalayas from Assam through to Vietnam where it is found from 1000 to 2000m and so experiences a monsoon climate with […]

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Dendrobium thyrsiflorum – 365 days of orchids – day 843

One of the most admired species on our recent London display was Dendrobium thyrsiflorum This majestic species is native to Eastern Himalayas and South East Asia. We have seen it on school expeditions to Laos growing in the tops of tall trees in evergreen and semi deciduous forest at around 1000m where it experiences warm […]

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