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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
$25.00
Brassavola Jimminey Cricket
Brassavola Jimminey Cricket
These elegant, sweeping flowers are three and a half inches long and bloom from vigorous, stiff, upright leaves. The flowers are a fusion of the its Central American, species parents: the distinctive shape, night fragrance, and translucent, creamy-green color of Brassavola nodosa, and the larger sized and delicately fringe lip of Rhyncholaelia digbyana.

Current taxonomy has this intergeneric hybrid classified as a Rhynchovola, since moving Rl. digbyana out of the genus Brassavola and into Rhyncholaelia.

Intermediate growing. July - August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 24, 2020
starting at
$35.00
Brassia verrucosa 'Santa Barbara', AM/AOS
Brassia verrucosa 'Santa Barbara', AM/AOS
These unusual blooms have a distinctive, sculptural elegance with their elongate, slender, sturdy petals and sepals arranged along the vertical. The combined floral display of larger specimens can be breathtaking in their effect. The bright, milky yellow-green flowers have deep purple spots over the basal (center-most) third and have an off-white, speckled lip. This is the only Brassia species that takes temperatures down to freezing.

When this variety was awarded in 1996 the so-called 'spidery' flowers of this Central American species were measured at over 14 inches on a spray of nine flowers. The plants offered here are divisions from the same awarded plant.
Temperature Tolerant. August blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 27, 2021
starting at
$50.00
Bulbophyllum acutebracteatum
Bulbophyllum acutebracteatum
This unusual, ultra-miniature, crawling-type Bulbophylum is one of our smallest orchids! The vibrant, braid-like inflorescences are one to two inches long with bright orange flowers. . Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from West Africa.
Orchid of the Day: July 26, 2015
starting at
$17.50
Bulbophyllum purpureorhachis
Bulbophyllum purpureorhachis
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 23, 2016
starting at
$50.00
Cirrhopetalum sikkimense
Cirrhopetalum sikkimense
The gorgeous floral display of this unusual species blooms as a cluster of what looks like a circular arrangement of tiny elves' slippers. Deep green, fleshy leaves grow two to three inches high from each shiny, round pseudobulb. Originally from the tropical valleys along the Himalayan foothills in the eponymous Sikkim region of India. A delightful orchid for the indoor, or hot-house collection.
Warm growing. July - August blooming. Species from the Himalayas.
Orchid of the Day: July 19, 2020
starting at
$65.00
Dendrobium lindleyi
Dendrobium lindleyi
This species from Vietnam produces showers of quarter sized golden-yellow flowers. Growth habit is compact and attractive with short pseudbobulbs covered with paper-like sheathing. Flowers have sweet honey-like fragrance. Formerly known as Dendrobium aggregatum. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Vietnam.
Orchid of the Day: July 21, 2018
starting at
$35.00
Encyclia (Mem Alberto Mulas x hanburyi)
Encyclia (Mem Alberto Mulas x hanburyi)
Colorful sprays of showy blossoms are on prominent display from this Encyclia hybrid. These gently ruffled flowers have a mahogany color a tinted overlay of either burgundy or copper, and each has a showy pink lip. The deep coloration and larger flower size come from Encyclia Memoria Alberto Mulas (Encyclia adenocaule x Encyclia alata) and the coppery hues and pink lip are from Encyclia hanburyi.

In full flower these first-bloom seedlings may stand up to 18 inches tall, but we expect mature plants' flower stems to grow even taller with upright to arching spike habit. An outstanding and compact companion plant to Cymbidiums and outdoor Laelias.

Established blooming-size seedlings. 'Seedlings' are the offspring of pollination; as siblings they may be very similar, yet each seedling is unique and no two seedlings are identical in precise color or shape.

Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 21, 2021
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
Laeliocattleya Zacatecas 'Mirage'
Laeliocattleya Zacatecas 'Mirage'
A cross between two of the most significant temperature tolerant Cattleya Alliance species: Laelia anceps and Cattleya tigrina (syn. leopoldii). The flowers are cerise-pink with darker pink lips, and they bloom in a cluster held nicely above the foliage. The plants offered here are first bloom new divisions. . Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 10, 2016
starting at
$35.00
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 plume of orange and red flowers of a somewhat shiny wax-like texture. The flowers also have an intriguing fragrance similar to the scent of pepper oil. Grows well alongside Phalaenopsis. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Philippines.
Orchid of the Day: July 14, 2016
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 in a jewel-like red color! This charming miniature stands just 6 inches tall in bloom, with half inch wide flowers of intense color that is accented by slightly darker stripes. Some describe the exquisitely rich red color as a dark pink-red hue, others say intense fuchsia-red, and still others simply call it red. In Peru it grows lithophytically (bare on rocks), but in cultivation it does better potted where it spreads quickly to become a veritable ruby pin-cushion!

***Please note that, as with other members of this family from the high Andean mountain range, this plant suffers in temperatures exceeding 80 (F) degrees.***

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother-plant.

Cool growing. August blooming. Species from Peru.
Orchid of the Day: July 26, 2021
starting at
$25.00
Neofinetia falcata
Neofinetia falcata
When grown in a slatted wooden basket, the beautiful white roots of this species cascade down making a unique and lovely display; in its native Japan, it is grown in traditional decorative ceramic pots. Two distinct and very beautiful presentations for this elegant orchid. The flowers of this species are a delicate white, bloom in lacy clusters, and emit a sweet fragrance that is at its most powerful in the evening. . Temperature Tolerant. August blooming. Species from Japan and Korea.
Orchid of the Day: July 29, 2014
starting at
$35.00
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 28, 2017
starting at
$25.00
Prosthechea cochleata - Select form
Prosthechea cochleata - Select form
This 'select' quality form has noticeably larger flowers and a more robust growth habit! Once classified as an Encyclia this species also has many nick-names: 'cockle shell orchid', 'octopus orchid', or the 'black orchid'. The flowers are milky-green with a 'shell' shaped lip (hence the name 'cochleata') of such dark burgundy color it is nearly black!

Historically remarkable as one of the very first orchids of the Americas to be classified into modern-day science! This species is also special as one of a few non-resupinate orchids, meaning the lip remains pointed upward in bloom and seems 'upside-down'. The flowers bloom sequentially along tall, slender stems; so large plants with multiple stems can bloom over several months! Thrives best indoors, yet can do well outdoors in climates that receive no frost.

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother plant.

Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Central America, South Florida, the West Indies.
Orchid of the Day: July 2, 2021
starting at
$65.00
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 tigrina 'SanBar Black on White'
Stanhopea tigrina 'SanBar Black on White'
Blacker than most. Whiter than most. Cleaner than most. Outstanding among many of the best, and of course with that same extraordinary fragrance! PLEASE NOTE : plants still in their plastic pots should be transplanted into hanging wire baskets (at least eight inch) when blooms finish. . Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 27, 2016
starting at
$50.00
Stenoglottis Bill Fogarty
Stenoglottis Bill Fogarty
Enchanting! An intriguing primary hybrid of two African species, Stenoglottis fimbriata and Stenoglottis woodii. The petite flowers are a delicate pink color with tiny pink spots, and bloom sequentially on plume-like flower spikes.

Deciduous! Like its parents, this hybrid is a deciduous perennial, typically loosing all its leaves seasonally, while the subterranean bulbs rest before the next growth season. This means that for a brief time their pots appear bare, but soon the past leaves are replaced by new rosettes of foliage. So, don't throw this out when all the leaves fall off - it's not dead, it's just resting!

Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 16, 2020
starting at
$17.50
Stenoglottis macloughlinii
Stenoglottis macloughlinii
Although sometimes considered a pink form of the species Stenoglottis woodii this plant has noticeably fleshier foliage and inflorescences with higher flower count. Grows as a compact, ultra-miniature plant with an overall height under eight inches when in bloom.

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother-plant.

Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Orchid of the Day: July 4, 2021
starting at
$25.00
Stenoglottis woodii
Stenoglottis woodii
This rare terrestrial orchid blooms as an elegant, airy plume. Each petite flower is white with tiny pink freckles on the lip. This species is not deciduous, unlike some of the others in this genus. . Cool growing. August blooming. Species from South Africa.
Orchid of the Day: July 9, 2020
starting at
$17.50

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