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Angraecum distichum
Angraecum distichum
Unusual stems of succulent-like, plaited leaves and tiny white flowers characterize this prolific, compact plant. Sweetly fragrant. Grows in shade, and temperatures similar to Phalaenopsis. Warm to Intermediate. August blooming. Species from Central Africa.
Orchid of the Day: June 26, 2011
starting at
$17.50
Bulbophyllum purpureorachis
Bulbophyllum purpureorachis
Dark maroon flowers bloom along an inflorescence that resembles a cobra, or a long paddle with little beetles marching up and down it. Intermediate growing. August - September blooming. Species from Africa.
Orchid of the Day: August 24, 2013
starting at
$50.00
Dendrobium lindleyi var. majus 'Crothers'
Dendrobium lindleyi var. majus 'Crothers'
The famous Crothers collection contained this outstanding large-flowered clone of this prolific golden-yellow species (also known as Dendrobium aggregatum). Vegetatively, this species is interesting for its compact, paper-like sheathed, pseudobulbs. Overall height of plant is only 6". Intermediate growing. August blooming. Species from Vietnam.
Orchid of the Day: July 19, 2010
starting at
$35.00
Encyclia advena
Encyclia advena
This species grows as epiphyte on the eastern coast of Brazil. Flowers are base color green overlaid with light red tessellation and a lip of lavender on white. In the southern hemishere it blooms in December, thus the name the 'the Advent Encyclia". Here it is the opposite providing intriquing flowers in the middle of summer. Without flowers the overall height is about 20", with flowers about 40". Temperature Tolerant. August blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 6, 2011
starting at
$35.00
Epicattleya Rosy Tondato
Epicattleya Rosy Tondato
We have found many of the encyclias and their hybrids to be one of the highlights of summer. Flowers are far above the foliage giving a delicate but colorful presentation. This cultivar, from the cross of the Encyclia adenocaule and Epicat. Picaboa, produces inflorescences with 3" lavender flowers. As with many of our orchids, this one can be grown out with the cymbidiums or in with the cattleyas. Temperature Tolerant. August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 3, 2010
starting at
$35.00
Epidendrum difforme
Epidendrum difforme
Bears clusters of clear-green one-inch flowers of an unusual fragrance. Intermediate growing. August blooming. Species from southern Florida to northern South America.
Orchid of the Day: July 21, 2009
starting at
$25.00
Epidendrum diffusum
Epidendrum diffusum
No other species we know of produces such a broad cloud of flowers from such a small plant. The most recent individual of this species to be awarded by the AOS was a specimen-sized plant that had approximately 12,000 flowers and buds! This species grows as an epiphyte, with flower color pink suffed over pale green. Temperature Tolerant. August blooming. Species from Mexico to Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 28, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Epidendrum oerstedii
Epidendrum oerstedii
Fragrant and elegant! This species produces large, delicate looking white and green flowers from slender pseudobulbs. Recently renamed Coilostylis oerstedii. Grows well under intermediate conditions with phals or catts. Intermediate growing. August - September blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: August 17, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Epidendrum Petticoat Pink
Epidendrum Petticoat Pink
An unusual colored reedstem epidendrum thats opens a normal lavender but quickly turns to pink. Lip is an offsetting white with a yellow column. This variety grows more compactly than typical reedstem epidendrums. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 13, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Epidendrum porpax 'St Nancy', CCM/AOS
Epidendrum porpax 'St Nancy', CCM/AOS
Weird, waxy, insect looking flowers with a shiny brown plastic-like lip. The plant itself creates a thick mat of foliage over the mount. In its native habitat, this petite species grows epiphytically in pine and oak forests at elevations up to 6000 feet! In cultivation, it grows well under intermediate conditions. Intermediate growing. August - September blooming. Species from Columbia.
Orchid of the Day: January 12, 2012
starting at
$17.50
Epidendrum scriptum var. paniculatum
Epidendrum scriptum var. paniculatum
Fascinating dark green flowers with white lips branching from tall, dendrobium-like canes, making a great spatial effect. Native to a range of climates in Central America, this plant is suited for growing outdoors with the cymbidiums or in a greenhouse. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: August 3, 2011
starting at
$25.00
Eria convallarioides
Eria convallarioides
The ""baby corn"" orchid? This prolific, thick bulbed orchid produces neat cones of tiny, pale yellow flowers with orange lips. Warm to Intermediate. August blooming. Species from the Eastern Himalayas.
Orchid of the Day: July 19, 2008
starting at
$17.50
Gongora galeata
Gongora galeata
Very intriguing, bronze-tan colored flowers on pendulous inflorescences. Light, sweetly refreshing fragrance! Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: June 23, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Isochilus major 'Santa Barbara'
Isochilus major 'Santa Barbara'
This rare Central American species has foliage and flowers that are both interesting and beautiful. Stems are gracefully enveloped with leaves up to the top from which the two inch arc of purple-magenta flowers emerge. The overall height of the plant is approximately 18" tall. Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 2, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Kefersteinia tolimensis
Kefersteinia tolimensis
This South American species is well suited for low-light and intermediate growing conditions due to its natural habitat where it grows down low in the canopy of lowland forests. The flowers are densely marked with red specks over cream, the lip is nearly solid red, and the flower's width is 1.5 inches across. Overall height of the plant is about 10". Mature plants can bloom throughout summer. Warm to Intermediate. July - August blooming. Species from Venezuela.
Orchid of the Day: June 24, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Laelia pumila var. coerulea
Laelia pumila var. coerulea
A true gem of the hadrolaelias; nicely shaped flowers with frosty light-blue sepals and petals and a deeper blue-edged lip. This species blooms in the Brazilian Spring, our late summer and early fall. They are temperature tolerant, coming from high altitudes with humid summers and cool winters; we grow them outdoors as our cymbidiums. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: September 4, 2011
starting at
$35.00
Laelia purpurata 'San Bar Venosa'
Laelia purpurata 'San Bar Venosa'
The orchid offered today is not only beautiful, but for those in the know, famous. It was featured on the cover of Carl Withner's book ""The Cattleyas and their Relatives, Volume II: The Laelias"". This is a unique color type of this Brazilian beauty. Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: July 29, 2010
starting at
$75.00
Liparis nutans 'Memorial Elizabeth Mipro', HCC/AOS
Liparis nutans 'Memorial Elizabeth Mipro', HCC/AOS
An awarded cultivar of this unusual epiphytic species from the Phillipines. Produces a tall, densely blooming column of delicate, waxy, red flowers. Grows well alongside Phalaenopsis. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Philippines.
Orchid of the Day: July 1, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Masdevallia barlaeana 'Harold', HCC/AOS
Masdevallia barlaeana 'Harold', HCC/AOS
A jewel-box species from elevations of 4000-5000 feet in Peru. These charming half inch wide flowers are intense in color and accented by slightly darker stripes. Some describe the color as dark pink, others as dark fuchsia, and still others as red. In Peru it grows on rocks, but in cultivation it does better potted where it spreads quickly, becoming a ruby pin cushion. Cool growing. August blooming. Species from Peru.
Orchid of the Day: August 2, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Masdevallia Ibanez Behar 'Speckles'
Masdevallia Ibanez Behar 'Speckles'
A true teacup orchid! This variety can reach specimen size in a 2" pot. Flowers are white, densely covered with fine burgundy specks. It can bloom throughout the year, but peaks during Summer. Intermediate growing. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 25, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Miltonia Cogniauxiae
Miltonia Cogniauxiae
One of the first to bloom summer-blooming Brazilian Miltonias, a primary hybrid of M. regnellii times M. spectabilis. Light lavender with dark lavender lip, blooms sequentially on the spike. Slight spicy fragrance. Grows in or outdoors in bright filtered light. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 31, 2011
starting at
$25.00
Miltonia Totem Lake 'Golden Pheasant'
Miltonia Totem Lake 'Golden Pheasant'
Beautiful clusters of yellow and pink bloom from this crossing of Miltonias Cogniauxiae and Golden Fleece. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 15, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Oncidioda Charlesworthii
Oncidioda Charlesworthii
A wonderful old Charlesworth classic from 1910. Beautiful branching sprays of dark pink. Endures heat and cold! A primary hybrid between Oncidium incurvum and Cochlioda noezliana. Temperature Tolerant. August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 15, 2011
starting at
$35.00
Oncidium liebmannii
Oncidium liebmannii
No long, out of control, inflorescences nor flowers buried down in the foliage on this beautiful and delicately proportioned species. In its native mountain habitats in Mexico and El Salvador, this species grows as an epiphyte. Here we grow it both in with the phalaenopsis and out with the cymbidiums, both potted and mounted on cork. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Mexico and El Salvador.
Orchid of the Day: August 26, 2011
starting at
$17.50
Oncidium varicosum
Oncidium varicosum
Nice branching clusters, with about 35 bright yellow 1.5 inch flowers. In its natural habitat, in South America, this species grows both epiphytically and lithophytically. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from South America.
Orchid of the Day: July 20, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Phalaenopsis x intermedia
Phalaenopsis x intermedia
First bloom seedlings of this sibling crossing of the naturally occuring hybrid between the sepecies aphrodite (similar to amabilis) crossed with the vegetatively miniature equestris. The flowers are white and the inflorescences arch gently. The resulting size of the flower and plant are....intermediate between the two. Naturally occuring hybrid endemic to the southern Phillipines. Intermediate growing. August - September blooming. Species from Philippines.
Orchid of the Day: June 21, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Pleurothallis pubescens
Pleurothallis pubescens
For enthusiasts of bizarre-flowering orchids this species from Brazil is sure to delight! A series of tear-drop shaped, deep burgundy flowers bloom from the base of the leaf along its center. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 30, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Pleurothallis saurocephala
Pleurothallis saurocephala
Up to 24 delicate bronze flowers adorn each inflorescence of this tropical American native. Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Central and South America.
Orchid of the Day: June 30, 2012
starting at
$17.50
Restrepiella ophiocephala
Restrepiella ophiocephala
The snake-like pleurothallid as named by Lindley in 1838 (ophidian = snake). ""...so similar to the head of a snake with the jaws open, that it is difficult at first sight to believe it is really a flower that one looks upon. To add to the deception, the small labellum is shaped like a tongue, and moves up and down when you peep into the mouth of the flower"" - Lindley. Blooms throughout the year from the leaf nodes on new and old leaves. Warm to Intermediate. August - September blooming. Species from Mexico to Costa Rica.
Orchid of the Day: June 29, 2011
starting at
$17.50
Restrepiella ophiocephala var. purple
Restrepiella ophiocephala var. purple
The 'snake-headed' pleurothallid as named by Lindley in 1838 (from Greek, ophidian = snake, cephalus = head). "...so similar to the head of a snake with the jaws open..." - Lindley. Blooms throughout the year from the leaf nodes of both new and old leaves. . Warm to Intermediate. August - September blooming. Species from Mexico to Costa Rica.
Orchid of the Day: December 15, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Stanhopea embreei
Stanhopea embreei
One of the most spectacular and fragrant species of this remarkable genus. Flowers are short-lived, but more mature plants will produce spikes sequentially. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Ecuador.
Orchid of the Day: July 16, 2012
starting at
$35.00
Stanhopea nigroviolacea 'Aztec Gold'
Stanhopea nigroviolacea 'Aztec Gold'
A rare, incredible, golden-backed variety of this spectaculer species. Fragrant. Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: July 10, 2008
starting at
$150.00
Stanhopea panamensis
Stanhopea panamensis
A very easy growing/blooming orchid from ...Panama. As with most Stanhopeas, this one is very fragrant. We grow it in our intermediate house near our phalaenopsis, but it may take some cold. Flowers normally last 3 to 5 days. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 11, 2012
starting at
$50.00
Stenoglottis Bill Fogarty
Stenoglottis Bill Fogarty
Enchanting! An interesting primary hybrid of two African species, Stenoglottis fimbriata times Stenoglottis woodii. Very pale pink flower with tiny pink spots. A very hardy, decidous grower. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 24, 2013
starting at
$15.00
Stenoglottis woodii
Stenoglottis woodii
This rare terrestrial blooms a plume of white flowers, each with tiny pink freckles on the lip. Cool growing. August blooming. Species from South Africa.
Orchid of the Day: July 18, 2013
starting at
$15.00
Vanda Tailor Blue
Vanda Tailor Blue
Unusual and beautiful color in the cymbidium house. Thanks to the influence of the species Vanda coerulea, this variety not only has distinctive blue coloring with white tessellation but also great temperature tolerance. Every plant of this variety is in spike now to bloom over the next couple months. Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: June 25, 2008
starting at
$50.00
Zygostates lunata
Zygostates lunata
This miniature Brazilian epiphyte produces a proliferation of cascading, four to six inch long inflorescences, each with up to 50 gold-green flowers. We grow these on small cork mounts under Phalaenopsis conditions and they never fail to flower. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 14, 2013
starting at
$35.00

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