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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
Dendrochilum cobbianum
Dendrochilum cobbianum
From tall, upright stems this plant blooms pendant chains of white, fragrant flowers with colorful orange-yellow lips. It grows into a wonderful specimen-size plant. . Intermediate growing. September blooming. Species from Philippines.
Orchid of the Day: September 8, 2016
starting at
$17.50
Epicattleya Don Herman
Epicattleya Don Herman
A charming "mini-catt" that seems to bloom forever! The flowers are about two inches across, and are a deep yellow with a patch of red on the center of the lip. The overall plant height is about twelve inches tall. From the cross between Laeliocattleya Gold Digger and Epidendrum stamfordianum. . Temperature Tolerant. September-October blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 21, 2014
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
This intriguing, miniature species from Colombia has compact, succulent-like foliage and produces distinctive, charming flowers. These perky green flowers have a large, shiny, cocoa-red lip, and are each about the size of a nickel. When in bloom, this great miniature is only about five inches tall, and that's including the pot! In its native habitat, this species grows epiphytically in pine and oak forests at elevations up to 6000 feet. In cultivation, it grows well under intermediate conditions, but will also grow outside with Cymbidiums. . Intermediate growing. July - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 27, 2015
starting at
$25.00
Epidendrum schweifurthianum
Epidendrum schweifurthianum
This is a spectacular orchid that grows to 6 feet tall in full sun here is Santa Barbara. Similar in growth habit to its reedstem relatives. The canes produce profusely branching, lacy clusters of nickel-sized flowers that are saturated red-orange and have showy fuchsia-pink lips. (syn. Oerstedialla schweinfurthianum) The plants offered here are in one gallon containers and stand at approximately five feet tall, but smaller (immature, so not flowering) plants are also available. Feel free to call for a shipping quote. . Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: August 14, 2014
starting at
$50.00
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
Laeliocattleya Zacatecas
Laeliocattleya Zacatecas
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
Masdevallia Parlatoreana
Masdevallia Parlatoreana
Brilliant orange with crimson accents and exquisite shape make this masdevallia a real eye catcher. Naturally from high elevations, they thrive in cool, moist conditions (27-80F). We grow ours outside under shade cloth. Often blooms more than once a year! A primary hybrid between masdevallia barlaeana and masdevallia veitchiana. Cool growing. September-October blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 27, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Odontonia (Oncostele X Miltonia) Jungle Ruby
Odontonia (Oncostele X Miltonia) Jungle Ruby
This plant has a stunning dark color and prolific growing and flowering habit. The petals are a deep burgundy red, and the lip is bright fuchsia-pink. A fine variety from the cross of Oncostele Sheraton and Miltonia moreliana. Grows best under intermediate conditions, but can grow out with the Cymbidiums. Registration pending. Intermediate to Temperatu. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 30, 2014
starting at
$25.00
Oncidium excavatum
Oncidium excavatum
Known also as Oncidium cajamarco, named after the Peruvian plains of Cajamarco, the site where Pizarro met the Incas. Native to Ecuador and Peru, this plant grows terrestrially at quite high elevations. The numerous, vibrant flowers are bright yellow with patterns of amber barring, and are each about an inch tall. Inflorescences on the specimen plant grow more than three feet long. . Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Ecuador and Peru.
Orchid of the Day: August 5, 2016
starting at
$25.00
Oncidium Jiuhbao Gold 'Tainan', AM/AOS
Oncidium Jiuhbao Gold 'Tainan', AM/AOS
Magnificient, branching sprays of flowers nearly three inches tall, and of rich yellow color overlaid with patterns of deep brown. When awarded this plant had over 50 flowers on one inflorescence! Grows well in the intermediate house, or outside with the Cymbidiums. From the crossing of Oncidium Shonan and Oncidium Kaizumic Delight. . Temperature Tolerant. September-October blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 8, 2016
starting at
$50.00
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
Paphiopedilum charlesworthii
Paphiopedilum charlesworthii
This beautiful species puts on such a lovely show, and with such delicacy and elegance, it considered one of the real stars of its entire genus! Perhaps its most striking feature is its big, round, dusky-pink dorsal sepal that stands poised above the fawn brown petals and pouch that has white and rosy-pink accents. A robust stem holds the flower aloft above its lush foliage. . Intermediate growing. September-October blooming. Species from Thailand, China, and Myanmar.
Orchid of the Day: September 15, 2016
starting at
$35.00
Paphiopedilum Locchio
Paphiopedilum Locchio
A showy and handsome hybrid, this plant still retains some of that 'species charm' that lends the bloom a wild look. The fawn-brown, semi gloss pouch is decorated with a bright green dorsal sepal and the showy lateral petals with their mahogany spots and satin-pink tips. This plant grows well outdoors with Cymbidiums. . Intermediate growing. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 31, 2016
starting at
$35.00
Phalaenopsis lindenii
Phalaenopsis lindenii
This very petite species from the Phillipines blooms several dainty flowers down a pendant stem. The flowers are each about an inch wide, white with faint purple lines and tint, and the lip is white and bright pink with red stripes and yellow at the throat. The foliage has a beautifully marbled pattern of green and grey, similar to the foliage of Phalaenopsis schilleriana. The plants offered here are first bloom seedlings with a leaf span, tip to tip, of about four inches. . Intermediate growing. September blooming. Species from Philippines.
Orchid of the Day: October 7, 2016
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
Physosiphon inaequisepalis
Physosiphon inaequisepalis
Delicate, curvy, spikes of upwards of 50 small green flowers on this petite South American epiphyte. A very reliable bloomer outdoors here in Santa Barbara where temperatures occasionally drop to the high 20's. Temperature Tolerant. September blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: September 3, 2012
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
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. A very resilient, deciduous grower. . Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 5, 2014
starting at
$10.00
Stenoglottis Venus 'Jamboree', HCC/AOS
Stenoglottis Venus 'Jamboree', HCC/AOS
This primary hybrid between two South African species, Stenoglottis fimbriata and Stenoglottis longifolia, produces the showiest flowers of the genus; when awarded this variety had over 160 flowers on just two stems! The petite flowers are a vibrant lilac-pink and bloom profusely along the main stem as a lacy plume. Because the flowers bloom sequentially the bloom season can be up to a month long. The leaves grow as a short rosette. . Temperature Tolerant. September - November blooming.
Orchid of the Day: September 25, 2016
starting at
$10.00
Vanda Manuel Torres 'Sathian'
Vanda Manuel Torres 'Sathian'
A vigorously growing and blooming purple-blue, outdoor Vanda. These plants are well established in eight-inch hanging teak baskets. The overall height of the plant is approximately twenty-eight inches. From the cross between Vanda Kasem's Delight and Vanda coerulea. These plants have successfully weathered temperatures down to 32 degrees F! . Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: September 7, 2014
starting at
$65.00

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