WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 297 – Pleurothallis loranthophylla

Today’s orchid is the third Pleurothallis in a row – what a fantastic genus. This species produces really pretty flowers in long pendulous spikes and gives a great display. Pleurothallis loranthophylla is native to wet forests from sea level right up to 2100m and is found from Costa Rica through to South America and as […]

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365 days of orchids – day 296 – Pleurothallis linearifolia

This is a true miniature species native to Brazil and Northern Argentina where it grows in cloud forest. Leaves are only 1cm long but flowers are relatively large and bourn in profusion every autumn. We find plants do well mounted or in pots and baskets but we need to ensure that plants are not smothered […]

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365 days of orchids – day 295 – Pleurothallis tuerckheimii

  This is one of the most rewarding pleurothallis species we grow and one we think more people should have in their collections. It is a robust species that grows attractive glossy leaves before producing long dramatic spikes of deep red flowers in the autumn. It will produce fantastic specimen plants as well as flowering […]

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365 days of orchids – day 294 – Ornithophora radicans

This is a warm growing miniature species from Brazil found near the Atlantic coast at around 400m altitude. We find that the species prefers deep shade and will grow cooler than the habitat suggests and so does well in both Warm and Cool Americas. The plant rapidly multiplies into an attractive ball of thin green […]

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