Saturday, March 22, 2014

Aeranthes ramosa

Aeranthes ramosa
Aeranthes ramosa is an orchid with delicate translucent green flowers that look like they are floating in the air, hanging from very long stalks below the plant.

As they need a high level of humidity and some heat, they are better suited for a warm greenhouse than indoors.

It is part of the family Orchidaceae, subfamily Epidendroideae, tribe Vandeae, subtribe Angraecinae, genus Aeranthes.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sobralia xantholeuca

Sobralia xantholeuca
Sobralia xantholeuca or yellow white Sobralia is a tall bamboo-like orchid that can be grown outdoors in Mediterranean climates.

Flowers are big, creamy white and yellow.

It is easy to grow, care is similar to that of Cymbidiums.

It is part of the family Orchidaceae, subfamily Epidendroideae, tribe Sobralieae, genus Sobralia.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Cattleya pumila

Cattleya pumila
Cattleya pumila
Source: Wikipedia
Cattleya pumila is a miniature orchid native to Brazil.

It is easy to grow and produces beautiful fragrant flowers that last a long time.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Orchid 2014: A Plant Hunter's Paradise

Explore the world of tropical orchids and plants in the tropical "Princess of Wales" conservatory at the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, UK.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

November 2-3, 2013 - A Bounty of Orchids

Everything is coming up orchids Nov. 2 and 3 | Shreveporttimes | "Eyes always light up when one spots an orchid, for they are one of the world’s most elegant flowers.

And, you can easily grow your own, the experts say. The Shreveport Society Orchid Show and Southwest Region Orchid Growers Association Orchid Show & Plant Sale, “A Bounty of Orchids,” can help you get started.

The event is Nov. 1-3 at RiverView Hall, 500 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. The workshop session and orchid show and plant sale are free and open to the public. There is a charge for the dinner."

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21st World Orchid Conference

The 21st World Orchid Conference (WOC21) will take place from 10-14 September 2014 in the vibrant city of Johannesburg, South Africa, at the world class Sandton Convention Centre, which is located in the heart of an upmarket hotel, business and entertainment district.

The theme for the WOC21 Conference and Show is "Orchids: Gold in the Green Age".

With Johannesburg forming the nucleus of the gold mining industry in the region, the theme pays tribute to this, while drawing inspiration from conservation as the only way forward.

Sunday, October 6, 2013


Vanda is a genus of mostly epiphytic orchids, sometimes terrestrial.

They are found in tropical forests from the southern Himalayas, in India, to northern Australia where they grow up trees where the bare roots absorb rainwater and dew.