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 […]
We have been very busy this week in our propagation laboratory. We have some fantastic species in-vitro and have been re-plating these this week Dendrobium victoria regina Cattleya tenebrosa Cymbidium tigrinum Watch out for seedlings at future shows.
We have one of our favourite Gongoras in flower today. This species is easil;y identified by the extra long horns on the lip (the longest in the genus). It is also beautifully fragrant. Gongora grossa is one of the larger flowered species and the scent is powerfully spicy and filling Warm Asia where it grows […]
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 […]
The roof od Cool Americas is once again full of the flamboyant flowers of Laelia superbiens. This species is a real monster with plants several feet across and large flower heads on 2 and 3m long flower spikes. The species is found in Mexico and central America as an epiphyte in open Oak forests […]