Amorphophallus bulbifer – 365 Days of Orchids – Bonus non-orchid

This easy to grow terrestrial Aroid is widespread across sub temperate areas of the Himalayas, including Sikkim, whilst not an orchid, it’s interesting enough to warrant a place on the blog. It’s annual growth cycle is unlike any orchid, entering a winter dormancy where the bulbs can be stored out of any compost and entirely […]


Prosthechea brassavolae – 365 days of orchids – day 1294

Some orchids take me straight back to the remote forests that they inhabit, and Prosthechea brassavolae transports me to the mountains of Costa Rica and the 2005 school expedition to the forests of Poas Volcano. This is an impressive species, and one of our real favourites, with 40cm bulbs topped with two 50cm leaves, and […]