Prosthechea baculus

Prosthechea baculus grows in central and south America and, in our greenhouse, can be found in warm America. It has flowers quite like the Prosthechea cochleata but it only has two flower which are held back to back.  This is where it gets its name.  Like most Prosthecheas, it is another upside down orchid.


Zoe Parfitt

Hello, my name is Zoe and I have been in the project for three and a half years now. I spend all my free time, including before, during and after school, working with the orchids. I am in charge of a wide variety of orchids including: Pleione, Disa, Spiranthes, British orchids, Bifernia, Maxillaria and I help look after Zygopetalums. Over the next year, I will be blogging about Writhlington Orchid Project.

Myself and Zoe Barnes at Chelsea Flower show, with Alan Titchmarsh. Also in the background taking a photo is my mum, hi mum!