Another of our star plants from the London Show was this unusual species from Australia. Dendrobium pugioniforme is a remarkable orchid with thick pointed leaves produced along long pendulous stems. The flowers begin to appear on our plant in early March and the last ones go over at the end of April. As can […]
Some of our orchids are just too big to take out of the greenhouse to shows and this species is one of them. The species is native to Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia, where it grows as a terrestrial or epiphyte, and produces thin canes about 2m long, and in late spring these large (15cm across) […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]