Phytesia offers Cypripediums Orchids in Europe (including UK)
Phytesia specialises in the in vitro cultivation and sale of Hardy orchids: Bletilla, Calanthe, Calopogon, Cypripedium, Cypripedium hybrides, Dactylorhiza, Epipactis, Gymnadenia, Orchis, Pleione, Pogonia and Spiranthes.
Since 2010, Phytesia breeds Cypripedium and sell them all over Europe. This year, Phytesia is coming to UK featuring the Cypripedium Calceolus.
Wild, voluptuous and sensual, orchids evoke a world of beauty, harmony and scarcity. Of every size, shape and colour, they belong in their thousands to the largest plant family on the planet.
The Cypripedium Calceolus is a well known rare orchids
Today, the multiple virtues of these plants make them highly-prized “ingredients” for cosmetic preparations (Orchis mascula…), for pharmaceutical preparations (Cypripedium pubescens, Orchis sp, Dactylorhiza sp…) or for food preparations (salep).
Victims of their success, many species are now threatened with extinction because of their illegal harvesting in natural environments and the destruction of their natural biotopes.
Let us mention the example of Cypripedium calceolus, formerly identified in its wild state in many European countries and now restricted to a few mountainous regions where it has become rare to very rare. Our goal is to provide Cypripediums to buy in Europe.
The massive uprooting of the industrially exploited species is also at the origin of the significant decline of certain orchid populations. By way of example, more than 10 million Orchis, Dactylorhiza and Gymnadenia bulbs are taken annually for the preparation of salep.