Phalaenopsis violacea var. coerulea

Phalaenopsis violacea var. coeruleaFor part two of the fragrance series this summer (part one), I am pleased to present this lovely Phalaenopsis violacea var. coerulea. A warm growing species from Malaysia and Sumatra where it grows at an altitude of about 150 meters. The fragrance of my close is not super strong, but it is definitely noticeable, especially when it is warm […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+01:00August 7th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Masdevallia wurdackii

Masdevallia wurdackiiThis is a cool growing epiphyte from northern Peru where it grows at 2000-2400 meters. The plant is medium sized but with very impressive large flowers measuring an impressive 16 cm tall, blooming on a single flowered, erect inflorescence. I must admit I love the whole Caudatae subsection within Masdevallia, but I specially adore the shape of these flowers, so elegant and beautiful and extremely […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+01:00August 2nd, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Lepanthes wendlandii

Lepanthes wendlandiiThis lovely little cool growing Lepanthes hails from the mountains of Panama and Costa Rica where it grows at elevations of 1800 to 3000 meters. Lepanthes wendlandii boasts rather large size flowers for the genus, mine measuring about 10 mm tall but I hear it can grow even larger. Each inflorescence produces many flowers in succession, as is customary with most species in this genus. […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+01:00July 30th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Restrepia brachypus

Restrepia brachypusRestrepia is a genus I am getting to appreciate more and more. They seem quite content to bloom often and abundant and the shape and colors produced in the flowers are quite stunning! What is not to love? This fantastic colorful little gem came from Ecuagenera i May and it is blooming in the cool vivarium right now. The flowers measure about 6 cm tall […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+01:00July 20th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Lepanthes cloesii

Lepanthes cloesiiLepanthes cloesii is a miniature orchid, but a medium sized species within the Lepanthes genus. It is a cool growing epiphyte from Peru where it grows at elevations around 2800m. The plant measures about 8-10cm and the flowers is quite large for the genus at 2 cm tall. The successively several flowered, slender inflorescence reaches far beyond the broad and elliptical leaves which are distinctly purple […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+01:00July 1st, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Masdevallia cyclotega

Masdevallia cyclotegaThis is another one of those proud moments you enjoy as a grower when you bloom something for the first time that you have been wanting to grow for years. I really, really love this particular Masdevallia. Yes, yes I know I am partial to the whole genus and I say this all the time, but this is really a neat one… he […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+01:00June 26th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Dichaea poicillantha

Dichaea poicillanthaThis is a hot to cool growing epiphyte only found in Costa Rica where it grows at elevations from 200 meter all the way up to 2000 meters. The flower is not very large, about 1 cm wide, but it is very colorful and I love the intensely purple lip. This is a small division I got from a friend and it is only about […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:48+01:00June 9th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Lepanthes chameleon

Lepanthes chameleonThis is an intermediate to cool growing cloud forest species from Costa Rica where it grows at altitudes between 1700-2500 meters. I grow it mounted on EpiWeb, on my “Lepanthes branch”, in the cool vivarium, wet and humid and low light. The flowers are rather large for the genus, measuring about 23 mm tall. I think it is simply stunning and I just love the hairy […]

Masdevallia macrura – a rare brown color form?

Masdevallia macrura (rare brown color form)I ordered this from Ecuagenera last September. This list featured a small selection of more rare species not listed on the website and I was quite thrilled to see this one beginning to set a spike earlier this spring. Judge my surprise when the flower finally opened up and looked much different than any […]

Leochilus sp.

Orchid sp.This is a miniature epiphytic species from the tropical Americas. Leochilus is a pretty unusual genus in cultivation here in Europe and there is not much information about it really. My plant does not look like much either, very unassuming with two small leaves measuring about 5 cm each. So I was rather surprised when I realized it was about to bloom, then it produced […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:48+01:00May 14th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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