Acianthera purpureoviolacea

Common Growth Conditions & Species Information Light: Partial Shade Temperature: 65-75˚F / 18-24˚C {night average} Bloom Season: Spring / Summer / Fall Flower Size: 1/4″ / 1 cm Fragrant: no Synonyms: Pleurothallis purpureoviolacea Acianthera purpureoviolacea was originally found growing in low light as an epiphyte in the humid forests of the coastal mountains of São […]


Stelis aprica

On the drive back to São Paulo from our trip to Florianópolis a couple of weeks ago, my husband and I stopped at a small roadside orquidário. I picked up a lovely little unlabeled plant not knowing what kind of flower to expect. Now that is has bloomed I have identified it as Stelis aprica. […]


Encyclia polybulbon

A few months ago I was visiting friends in Florianópolis, a beautiful island in the south of Brazil, and I happened upon an orquidário in the south part of the island. Orquidário Açores {named for the region in which it is located} is run by a wonderful old man, Senhor Antônio. The nursery is located […]


Bulbophyllum falcatum

So finally I have a long awaited update for you 🙂 I bought this Bulbophyllum falcatum at Orquidário Oriental some time last year and totally forgot to post the photos {better late than never}. Common Growth Conditions & Species Information Light: Dappled to Partial Shade Temperature: 68-85˚F / 20-29˚C {night average} Bloom Season: Spring/Summer Flower […]

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