Traditionally better known for plants and vegetables like sunflowers and pumpkins, Slovenia’s eastern region of Prekmurje is also home to the very contemporary Ocean Orchids, the award-winning producer of some of the world’s most enchanting orchids.
<o:p></o:p>Originating from Japan, it boasts the biggest white flowers currently on the market, measuring an average of 15.5cm across. And their ‘Anthura Tainan’ which has slightly smaller, pure white flowers was awarded the silver. Both plants have their stems grown in the shape of a truly novel overhanging cascade. With the flower’s stem shape in the early stages of development, the big white flowers open in tight succession creating an elegant line. Plants sold under the brand name Ocean Cascada are to be up and growing by the end of the year, and are to be sold exclusively in ‘high-end’ flower shops.