Maxillaria variabilis

Maxillaria variabilis f. yellowMaxillaria variabilis hail from Central- to South America where it grows from 500 to 2500 meters. As the name implies it comes in a numer of different variations in shape and color. It is a pretty easy going orchid, thriving in a wide variety of conditions. Since it can be found at such a wide altitude span it is fairly temperature tolerant, and […]

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum

Paphiopedilum fairrieanumI got this orchid from German grower Asendorfer at the Gothenburg Orchid Show in September of 2010. I think this is one of the more beautiful Paphiopedilum species around. This is the first time I have flowered one myself and I have really been looking forward to this moment. The flowers measure about 9 cm tall and although I really love the color combination it is the […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:41+01:00March 11th, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Prosthechea vitellina

Prosthechea vitellinaIt is time for some serious color therapy! Nothing cheers you up better than a Prosthechea vitellina in full bloom after a long dark winter. The photos barely do this stunning species justice, the flowers are even more intense in real life. After only a slightly drier winter rest, just as the dark has started to give way to the approaching light of […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:41+01:00March 2nd, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |12 Comments

Stelis immersa

Pleurothallis immersaThis is a small intermediate to cool growing epiphyte from Central to South America. It has been reported to grow as as low as 800 meters, but are probably more likely found between 1600 to 2100 meters. It produces a long inflorescence with several nodding, long lasting flowers measuring about one centimeter tall. The buds started opening right after new year and it is still […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:41+01:00February 26th, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Stelis immersa

Aerangis luteoalba var. rhodosticta

Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodostictaThis is the first bloom for this lovely little African orchid. I bought it in September last year from Junginger Orchideen in Germany, and it must have come from very nice stock. On only one growth it produced six flower spikes, each carrying between 6 to 8 flowers measuring almost 3 cm across. It is quite a stunning display […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:41+01:00February 18th, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |12 Comments

Pleurothallis (Ancipitia) eumecocaulon

Pleurothallis (Ancipitia) eumecocaulonI love this little Pleurothallis, or Ancipitia, depending on what school of thinking you go by. It blooms for a very long time once it gets going and the snow white flowers with the sweet powder pink lip are just lovely. The solitary successive flowers measure about a centimeter tall and are perched on a short reclining spathe held just above […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:41+01:00February 11th, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Masdevallia (Fissia) picturata

Masdevallia picturataThere is just something special about this mini-Masdevallia… and everytime it blooms I am reminded of its awesomeness. The flowers are not large, but compared to the plant they are rather impressive in size none the less. The plant is no more than 5 cm tall and  the width of the flower measures just over 1 cm, but the three long graceful sepals […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:41+01:00January 28th, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Masdevallia (Alaticaulia) norae

Masdevallia noraeThis species hail from Colombia, Venezuela and maybe even as far down as into northwestern Brazil. It is a warm to intermediate grower actually as it grows primarily in lowland forests at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters. However, it does not seem to have any objections to the cooler temperatures in my cool vivarium, so I would say that it is a very temperature tolerant […]

Finally a really bright idea

dulux80This is what happens when good lights go bad… or at least when you wire them up badly. They eventually burn out and die. So after about a year and a half I had to bite the bullet and rebuild all four lights for the cool vivarium. Because one after one, they had all started to give me trouble this fall. Light being an absolute […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:45+01:00January 6th, 2012|Categories: Cool vivarium build, Projects|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments

Kefersteinia graminea

Kefersteinia gramineaThis is my first Kefersteinia, but it won’t be the last, and it is blooming now just in time for the new year. One must appreciate a lady with impeccable timing and it sure is a lovely species to ring in the new year with. Here’s to a fantastic 2012!!

I was really happy when I saw the flower spike forming on this one late summer, but […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:45+01:00December 31st, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments
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