Welcome

to Equatorial Plants, a company that has been providing orchid species for beginners, specialists, commercial Nurseries and Botanical Gardens for over 40 years.

If you are just starting with orchids, we can recommend plants suitable for window sill or for conservatory growing.  If you are an experienced grower, we may have that special species you have been  looking for on our lists.  And if you are a nursery, we can provide flasks in commercial quantities.

January offer

Dendrochilum wenzelii
Picture by Rogier van Vugt

Are you interested in Dendrochilums? These orchids, related to Pleione and Coelogyne, are easy to grow, flower regularly, mainly in spring, and are ideal for windowsill culture.

We are offering three bargain packs of these lovely species at knock-down prices. Head over to the January Offer page for more details.

Orchid of the Month: January

Dendrobium moniliforme

Dendrobium moniliforme
Picture by Rogier van Vugt

Dendrobium moniliforme was in cultivation over 1800 years ago in Japan, where it is often found growing on rocks and is sought after for medicinal uses. It is considered ‘strengthening’, and thought to promote longevity. It is also used as an aphrodisiac. It is a lovely and easy plant to grow, best in a small, well-drained pot in cool, humid conditions.
It flowers in spring with surprisingly large, strongly fragrant flowers which can last up to 3 weeks.
Price: only £10 for well-established, near-flowering sized plants. (+ £5 postage)