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Neofinetia falcata Flowering Size 2.25" Multi-growth FS
species - Japan, Korea, Ryukyu Islands
Recently, taxonomists have placed this beautiful miniature in the genus Vanda, but we have left it under the name everyone has come to know it by.
Neofinetia falcata is listed as a cool-cold grower and, indeed, we have grown it very successfully in a greenhouse that reaches 40 degrees at night during Winter months. However we have also grown it well in a greenhouse that stays at 65 degrees at night. The main elements in its culture are bright indirect light and a medium that allows air around its roots*. The plants can be grown successfully on suitable mounts (cork bark, redwood plaques and even some rocks), but potted avoid watering to the point that roots are continuously wet.
The flowers, fragrant at night or in cool weather (vanilla or jasmine), appear Summer-Fall, 4-10 on a stem.
LIMITED! NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER
*NOTE: There is a cultural method, popular in Japan, using long strand sphagnum moss. For commercial purposes and ease of culture, we have not promoted that method here.
Phalaenopsis japonica near flowering size 3" pot
Phalaenopsis (Sedirea) japonica
species - Japan, Korea, Ryukyu Islands, SW China
Flowers here are 1-1.5" across are are sweetly fragrant. First blooms may be 3-5 in number, but as the plant matures it may produce multiple stems of 6-10 blooms each. Our plants are 5-6" in leafspan, but should grow to more than twice that if cared for properly.
Some are now calling this plant Phalaenopsis, but unlike most of the Phalaenopsis we're familiar with, Phal. japonica likes cool, shady conditions and does well in a coarse, fast draining medium or mounted. Give them regular watering and fertilizing year-round, but avoid over-wet, soggy mix. Blooming season is mostly Spring-Summer.
LIMITED!! NEAR FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE, BUD, OR BLOOM!!
Mediocalcar decoratum FS 4"
species - Papua, New Guinea
Orchid growers sometimes agree that many of the most unusual orchids available come from Papua and New Guinea! Mediocalcar decoratum is no exception! The longlasting, .25" flowers are borne mostly Fall-Spring and may cover the plant as shown in the image at the bottom right.
This plant likes shady, cool, moist conditions and does well in New Zealand sphagnum moss. They are planted in terracotta because, when wet, it helps effect cooling during warm Summer months. Avoid allowing the medium to dry out, moist medium is essential for keeping Mediocalcar happy. We grow this one in a greenhouse that occasionally drops to the mid and lower 40's during the Winter months.
Mediocalcar would do well in a terrarium setting if it isn't allowed to take over!
A specimen plant is shown to the right below.
LIMITED! FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER
Maudiae-type Paphiopedilums Hybrids 4" IN BUD - MIXED COLORS
Paphiopedilum Maudiae-type Hybrids 4" IN BUD, NAMED!
An array of these popular houseplant orchids.
All have name tags with parentage.
Available in mixed colors.
Flowers are long lasting and the plants are among the best for lower light and growing under lights.
Temperature: warmer nights are best 60-65 degrees
Light: low light tolerant. This doesn't mean no light, rather dappled light, no direct sun.
Water: keep medium moist, not soggy, fertilize regularly.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The plants you receive will be in bud. We cannot guarantee any color choice.
Angraecum leonis 4" LIMITED NFS
sibling cross ('Starbright' X 'Starlight')
species - Comoros Islands
grown from captive seed
Re-released in a larger size, these Angraecums measure about 7-8' across. Flowers are about 3" across and smell of jasmine. We grow these under intermediate conditions (^0-65 degree nights and 80+ degrees days) with bright indirect light and regular watering and feeding. Keep a bit drier in Winter. Blooming season is spring-Fall.
NEAR FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN FLOWER.
Dendrobium aberrans 2"
species - Papua & New Guinea
This petite Dendrobium is a real cool customer. That is it can stand to be quite cool seasonally and at night, but can also do well growing warm during warmer weather. Plants are just over 2" tall and like bright indirect light. Flowers are about half an inch across occurring in clusters Winter, Spring and Fall. Water and fertilizer should be reduced during the Winter, but otherwise water to keep the medium just moist. Good humidity is also helpful. Avoid still, hot and dry conditions.
Epidendrum melanoporphyreum X sibling 2"
species - Peru
Grown from captive seed.
Epidendrum melanoporphyreum is distinctive for it purplish foliage and dark inky flowers. It is listed as a cool grower, but seems to do well with night temperatures of 60-65 as well. ,In nature it blooms in Winter-Spring, but here, it may bloom at almost any time.
The plants prefer filtered light, regular watering and fertilizing and tend to burn leaf tips if allowed to become too dry, especially when it is warm.
The plants in this offering are 8-10" tall and are planted in 2" pots with NZ sphagnum moss as a substrate.
Maxillaria tenuifolia 2"
species - Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica
Does it smell like toasted coconut or suntan lotion or something else? You can decide, but on a warm day in Spring or Summer, Maxillaria tenuifolia s as pleasantly fragrant as they come!
These are small starts of one of our most popular orchids. They can be left in pots or mounted on a wide variety of acceptable mounts (e.g. cork, tree fern, redwood and fresh water driftwood*), but rather quickly, under the right conditions even these little plants can turn into quite a specimen,
Ideally, Maxillaria tenuifolia would like temperatures of about 50-85 degrees, but we have grown it where the night temperature occasionally drops to 40 degrees. Best protected overhead from frost. Otherwise grow the plants in semi-bright or filtered light, because they are planted in NZ moss, keep them moist, not soggy, with regular additions of fertilizer Spring-Fall with a bit of a drier Winter rest. Flowers of 1.5-2" are produced in Spring and Summer. It is possible that some of these plants will bloom in 2020.
*Oceanic driftwood is generally toxic to orchids as is saturated was a variety of salts. It takes a long time to leach these salts out.
NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER!
Bulbophyllum claptonense 3" NFS
species - Borneo
As is the case with many Bulbophyllums, Bulbophyllum claptonense prefers warmish temperatures (65-85 degrees night to day), semi-shade and moist media (not soggy). Good humidity is also a plus. Generally, however they are rewarding and easy to grow. This one is related to and was once known as Bulbophyllum lobbii v. claptonense. Ours are growing in sphagnum moss, but they can be successfully grown in other media.
TIP: Our experience is that this, like many other Bulbophyllums, does not root deeply and we suggest that they be grown in shallow pots, baskets or pans.
Single flowers are nearly 3" across and are held on an upright stem of about 6". Plants may flower at any time, but are more likely to bloom late Fall-Winter.
LIMITED. NOT CURRENTLY IN FLOWER.
Angraecum elephantinum 2"
species - Madagascar
Similar to Angraecum didieri, Angraecum elephantinum is a small plant that produces a relatively large flower (about 2.5") usually during the Winter months. Our plants are about 4" across and have about 3 sets of leaves.
We grow this one as an intermediate with temperatures from 65-85 degrees night to day although somewhat cooler nights are OK. In addition, Angraecum likes elephantinum semi-sun with regular watering and fertilizing year-round (see our fertilizers in the "Supplies" section), but avoid keeping the medium constantly wet.
NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE OR BLOOM.
Coelogyne salmonicolor 3" FS
species - Sumatra
This is an intermediate to cool, shady grower that like to be moist at the roots. It's rather thin leaves are otherwise easy to burn at the tips. On a mature plant, the flowers can be up to 4" and occur on a semi-pendant stem arising from the center of a new growth.
LIMITED! FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD/FLOWER.
Dendrobium sanderae v. luzonica 4"
Only a few left!
Dendrobium sanderae v. luzonica
species - Luzon, the Philippines
A lovely somewhat cool growing Dendrobium from the mountainous areas of Central Luzon. Flowers are around 3" across and differ from the other Den. sanderae we are offering. They like bright indirect light, intermediate to cool temperatures (55-85 degrees night-day) with regular watering and fertilizing UNTIL Fall when both should be reduced somewhat to be resumed as new growths appear.
FLOWERING SIZE-NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER!!
Plant picture to follow.
Laelia jongheana alba X sib 3"
Laelia jongheana alba
species - Brazil
RARE! The coloratum form can be difficult to obtain, but the alba (white) form is even more so. These are the result of a sibling cross of 2 selected parents. Flowers will be 4-6" across and white with a yellow lip. Blooming season is Winter-Spring.
Laelia jongheana is a cool grower (55 degree nights) that like bright indirect light and heavy watering and fertilizing while in growth mode and a reduction of both after new growth is completed.
Our plants are probably 2 years from blooming and will remain rather compact even then. It is suggested that they be mounted on a suitable material (e.g. cork bark, tree fern, etc.) or planted in a basket.
NOT FLOWERING SIZE! NOT CURRENTLY IN FLOWER!
Oncidium ampliatum 4'' FS
species - Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Trinidad
Some call this the tortoise-shell orchid because of its rounded, flattened pseudobulbs. it is a long-time favorite of orchid growers with its cloud of 1" flowers on a branched stem of up to 4' in length. Oncidium ampliatum is a warm-hot grower (65-85 degrees night to day), but would rather like bright indirect light. The plants bloom Fall-Spring putting up stems from the developing new growth.
This Oncidium doesn't like overly wet roots and in repotting choose something that will drain quickly that also resists breaking down quickly. A medium sized, good grade orchid bark with coarse perlite would be an example.
Some people grow Onc. ampliatum as a mounted specimen or in a basket as they tend to outgrow azalea-type pots that also become too deep and water retentive (perhaps bulb pans would be a solution).
LIMITED! FLOWERING SIZE, NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER!
Arachnis labrosa 4'' FS
species - Himalayas, India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Taiwan
Arachnis labrosa is a medium sized member of a genus that contains some very large members. It likes bright indirect light and Intermediate-Warm temperatures (60-85+ degrees night-day). with regular water and fertilizer year-round as it has no rest period. It's best grown in a well drained mix. Fragrant, 1-2" flowers are produced up to 10 on a drooping wiry, 8-12" ,sometimes branched stem in Summer-Fall when mature.
NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER!
NOTE: the picture to right, bottom left show a plant in a 3" pot from a prior offering
Coelogyne xyrekes 3" NFS
species - Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra
This is a lovely plant the leaves of which are bronzy to pinkish when young. Flowers are nearly 3" and are produced in late Winter-Spring on a pendant 4-8" stem, flowering more or less successively with 2-5 flowers.
Coelogyne xyrekes is an intermediate to cool grower (55-60 degrees tp 75-80 night to day) and prefers dappled or diffused light. They do well for us in NZ sphagnum moss that should not be allowed to thoroughly dry out. Add a water soluble or liquid fertilizer to the water regularly (see ours in the "Supplies" section).
LIMITED! NEAR FlRST FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE OR FLOWER!!
Phalaenopsis tetraspis coerulea NFS 3" sibling cross
Phalaenopsis tetraspis coerulea
species - Sumatra, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
This is a warm growing, shade loving plant that blooms with 1.5-2.5 inch fragrant flowers held on branched or unbranched to 16" stems during Summer months. It benefits from temperatures from 65-85 degrees night to day, good humidity and regular watering aimed at keeping its roots moist (not soggy!).
NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER!
LIMIT 5 PLANTS/ORDER
Dendrobium smilliae 4"
species - Queensland Australia, Papua and New Guinea
Called the "Bottlebrush Orchid" in Australia, Dendrobium smilliae bears a most unusual and unique stem of flowers. They are borne in Winter-Spring, usually after a short rest period in which water and fertilizer are reduced until new growth begins. Flower stems are 3-5" and are densely flowered, occurring toward the top of mostly leafless canes.
Dendrobium smilliae can become a large plant of allowed to do so. It can be grown in a basket that allows its relatively heavy canes to become rather pendant or in a pot. The plants are warm growers (65-85 degrees night to day) that also like bright indirect light with regular watering and fertilizing except for the slight "rest" as noted above.
LIMITED! ABOUT 1-2 YEARS FROM FIRST BLOOM.
Bulbophyllum graveolens 4" FS
species - New Guinea
Not often offered, Bulbophyllum graveolens bears large paddle shaped upright leaves on rather quadrangular pseudobulbs. The 2" flowers usually occur in Spring and are borne on a rather short stem in a many flowered umbel (a rather tight circular configuration).
This plant likes semi-shade, warm temperatures (65-85 degrees night to day) with good humidity with regular watering and feeding. Be warned however, this plant would not make a good house warming gift when in flower - it is one of the "stinky" ones!
LIMITED! FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN FLOWER
Phalaenopsis violacea 'Indigo' X sib 3"
species - Malay Peninsula, Sumatra
This is a dark color variant of a species that is greatly sought after in hybridizing for its fragrance. In fact, the color is very difficult to adequately catch, especially with a flash camera. P. violacea is a warm grower (nights of 65+ degrees) that also like shade and good humidity and should not be allowed to dry out thoroughly.
LIMIT: 5 Plants/order
Phalaenopsis deliciosa X sib FS 3"
(sometimes erroneously known as Kingidium decumbes or Kingidium deliciosum)
species - Assam India, Bangladesh, Himalayas, Sikkim, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Philippines, Moluccas,
This is a miniature, shade loving, warm growing species. It can bear its 1/2-3/4" flowers at any time of year and, if cared for properly, more than once a year. Year-round moisture at the roots is essential, but don't allow the moss its planted in to become constantly soggy and add a liquid or water soluble fertilizer to is water twice a month.
FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE, BUD OR FLOWER!
Phalaenopsis amabilis (Irian Jaya type) sibling cross
Only a few left!
species - Irian Jaya (West Papua, Indonesia), also No. Australia, Papua & New Guinea, Philippines and New Britain
Registered in 1825, this is the national flower of Indonesia. Since its discovery around 1825, Phalaenopsis amabilis has been used in primary hybrids almost 500 times and has been a part of over 33,000 hybrids. This is a part of hybridizing history!
Fragrant flowers up to 4" across are produced on stem up to 36" long in Spring and Summer. This plant can take light levels a bit brighter than most and may develop a slight reddish cast as a result. It is a warm grower (65+ - 85 degrees night to day) that needs year-round watering and fertilizing (see ours in the "Supplies" section).
Our plants are 10-12" in size; near blooming.
NOTE: These are not the standard white Phalaenopsis hybrids found in many places these days - lovely in their own way, they are the inspiration behind those hybrids.
NEAR FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE, BUD OR FLOWER!
Dendrobium victoria-reginae 2" FS
species - Philippines
(these are seedlings from a cross with select parents)
This is surely one of he most sought after species in the past decade - mostly because of its rare blue-purple colored flowers. Our plants are a single cane with new growth started and are big enough to flower is cared for reasonably. Queen Victoria's Dendrobium prefers shady cool to cold conditions as a rule, but can withstand warmer days and nights with care. Ours are planted in New Zealand sphagnum moss that approximates the substrate they have in nature. Keep the roots moist (i.e. not constantly soggy) to avoid burning the leaves in warm weather. Good humidity and air flow are also helpful as is the regular addition of a liquid or water soluble plant food to your watering regimen (see our fertilizers in the "Supplies" section).
As the picture to the right shows, our plants are about 12" tall excluding the pot. Dendrobium victoria-reginae can bloom any time of year and is best grown in a pot or basket that takes into account its normally pendant growth habit. It can be mounted on a suitable piece of cork or wood, but avoid oceanic driftwood because it saturated with salts that are toxic to most orchids (unless it has been thoroughly leached with fresh water).
NOTE: Because they are seedlings actual flower color intensity can vary. Although ours have been grown under warmer condition for the sake of speed of growth, better size and color may be obtained if they are grown with temperatures from about 50 to 80 degrees night to day.
FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER!!
Dendrobium moschatum 4" NFS
species - Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam China
A larger version of this Intermediate=Warm grower from a different importation. Mature canes will be arching to pendant up to 3' long and flowers, up to 3" in size will be borne 5-10 on an 8" stem arising from near the end. This is a warm grower (65-85 degrees night to day), that likes bright indirect light and abundant water and fertilizer until Winter when water should be reduced and fertilizer eliminated (the "Rest Period") until new growth begins again.
LIMITED!! NEAR FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER!!
Vanilla planifolia 5" pot 4 ft. staked
Only a few left!
species - West Indies, S. Florida, Central and northern S. America
This is the commercial Vanilla plant grown around the world to produce vanilla seasoning. It is so valuable that in Madagascar, it is guarded by armed men. Coca Cola once tried to replace vanilla with the artificial flavoring "vanillin" in their famous soft drink, calling it "New Coke" and it was met with such disfavor that they returned quickly to the original recipe.
Vanilla planifolia is just one of over 100 other species of the genus that are found mostly in wet, humid, tropical areas around the world. As this suggests, the plants would like warm conditions (65+-85 degrees night to day) with regular watering (keep moist) and applications of fertilizer and especially while they are small, good humidity. They would also like indirect or semi-shady light.
Flowering size plants are usually in excess of 8' and grow vine-like. Flowers are about 2-2.5" across, do not open widely, are short-lived, fragrant (but not like "vanilla") and are borne on short stems of up to 20 opening successively. Pollination should take place in the morning when the flowers first open.
Our plants are actively growing, about 48" tall and are planted in 5" scotch pots on a 46" stake..
LIMITED! NOT FLOWERING SIZE!!
WE CAN NOW SHIP - EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGES MAY NOW APPLY
BECAUSE OF IT'S SIZE, VANILLA MUST BE SHIPPED SEPARATELY
Bulbophyllum sanguineopunctatum v. album 3" NFS
Only a few left!
Bulbophyllum sanguineopunctatum v. album
species - Laos, Thailand
Like many Bulbophyllums, Bulb. sanguineopunctatum album likes warm (65 + degrees - 85 night today), shady conditions and moist roots. Add a liquid or water soluble fertilizer to the water twice a month. These are recent imports and many are in flower now. Flowers are about 2.5" long, 6-10 in number and are held in an umbel (each flower attached separately, in the same plane to a central stem often in a circular or semi-circular pattern).
Catasetum pileatum 3'' NFS
species - Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador
This is a warm-hot growing species with an incredible flower. Flowers may exceed 4" and are fragrant. Most orchid are monoclinous, that is, they have both male and female reproductive features. Not so with the Catasetums which usually bloom with either male or female flowers, rarely monoclinous. Female flowers are very different (those of another species are shown at the bottom right).
Catasetum pileatum is native to an area with a long wet season and a short dry one. In culture the dry season is usually about November-January and is basically defined by the dropping of the year's foliage and the beginning of new growth. During the "rest" (dry season) withhold water to just enough to keep the pseudobulbs from shriveling and use no fertilizer. Some growers actually take them to bareroot status until new growth begins.
NOTE: flowers pictured to the right are representative of what is possible - they are NOT a guarantee!
LIMITED. NEAR BLOOMING SIZE!!
Dendrobium rosellum 2.5" FS
Only a few left!
species - Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Sumatra
This tiny flowered (~3/16") species, flowers Fall-Winter on short terminal stems. What sets these plants apart is their unusual flattened, "braided" growths.
The plants prefer dappled light and more-or-less intermediate conditions (60 degree nights/80-85 degree days). Aim to keep the roots moist, not soggy and add a liquid or water soluble fertilizer to the water twice a month. Potted in New Zealand sphagnum moss.
At maturity the plants can reach about 8" tall.
LIMITED!! FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN FLOWER.
Oncidium Sweet Sugar 'Lemon Drop' 4" IN SPIKE NOW! LIMITED!!
Oncidium Sweet Sugar 'Lemon Drop' (patented variety)
(Aloha Iwanaga X varicosum)
Plant size: 4" in spike now. LIMITED.
Flower size: lip to 2"
Flower count: to 30+ per stem when mature
Temperature: intermediate; seems to do well from 55-65 degrees at night
Light: bright indirect
Water: water and fertilize regularly; aim for evenly moist while growing or flowering, never soggy. A little dryer after flowers fall.
Wilsonara Hilda Plumtree 'Purple Wings' 4" IN SPIKE/BUD NOW! LIMITED
Wilsonara Hilda Plumtree 'Purple Wings'
(Odcdm. Tiger Butter X Oda. Remembrance)
Wilsonaras tend to be tolerant of a wide range of temperatures cool-warm (55-65 degrees), but prefer bright light although not hot direct sun. Water and fertilize regularly, but be careful not to keep the medium soggy.
Flowers are about 3" in size and are held on upright stem with 5-7 buds. In time, as the plants mature, they should produce a higher bud count.
Rlc. Qing Ming Beauty 4" pot NFS
Rhyncattleanthe (Rth.) Qing Ming Beauty
(Rth. Burana Beauty X Rlc. Tzeng-wen Beauty)
Here's a bright spot for your greenhouse bench, window sill or window greenhouse. Flowers are about 3" across and established plants can put up 5-6 flowers on a stem. Like most Cattleya types, Qing Ming Beauty would like bright indirect light, cool-warm nights (55-60-ish) and regular water and fertilizer. A slight drying between waterings will help keep the roots from staying too wet.
These plants are NOT currently in bloom, however they are blooming size.
Oncostele Wildcat 'Golden Red Star' 4" IN SPIKE NOW
Oncostele Wildcat 'Golden Red Star'
(Rustic Bridge X Onc. Crowborough)
Here's a cross that has had 3 generic names since is was first registered in 1992. It's been an Odontocidium, a Colmanara and now an Oncostele all due to reclassifications of some of its parent species.
Well, whatever, name changes haven't altered the vigor or beauty of the plant! 18 or more long-lasting 2" flowers can be borne on medium-tall, upright, branched stems that need little support.
Wildcat is a easy grower too. It like bright filtered or suffused light, regular water and fertilizer (see our is the "Supplies" section) and temperatures somewhere between 55 to 85 degrees. In areas or seasons of moderate temperatures, Wildcat can be grown outdoors with a little protection.
IN SPIKE NOW! VERY LIMITED!
Rlc. Village Chief Rose 'KS King' 4'' NFS LIMITED!
Rhyncattlianthe Village Chief 'KS King' 4" NFS
(Taiwan Queen X Chunyeah)
Stunning in person is this 5" Cattleya! Our plants are near flowering size and are compact growers. As with almost all Cattleyas, Village Chief Rose prefers bright light, warmish nights (better at 60+ degrees) and a slight dryout between waterings. Adding a liquid or water soluble fertilizer regularly is also a necessity.
LIMITED FIRST RELEASE!!
Potinara Shinfong Little Sun FS 4"
Potinara Shinfong Little Sun
(C. Golden Girl X Pot. Taida Love Star)
Here is another bright mini-Cattleya that is also very complex - comprised of 22 species in a variety of genetic percentages. Plants have 5-6 pseudobulbs.
Flowers are about 2.5" across, borne in clusters of 5-6 held above the foliage, It is a Spring bloomer. Like most Cattleya relative, Little Sun likes "a lotta sun". Ha ha! Not hot direct though! It also like nights around 60-65 degrees and days in the mid 80's. You should allow a slight drying between waterings, but should water and fertilize regularly.
FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER!
Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Fly Eagle 'Wilson #66' 3" NFS meristem
Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Fly Eagle
(tetraspis X Dragon Tree Eagle)
Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Fly Eagle (Tying Shin Orchids is the originator) is mostly Phalaenopsis tetraspis (50%) and therefore the growing conditions will be very much the same: night-day temperatures of 65-85 degrees, shade, humidity and medium that is kept moist (not soggy).
Flowers are about 2" across and plants are 6-8" in leafspan.
LIMITED! NEAR FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE/FLOWER.
Rlc. Alma Kee 'Tipmalee' AM/AOS FS 5" meristem
Rlc. Alma Kee 'Tipmalee'
(C. Alma X Cheah Bean-Kee)
Beautiful 5" flowers grace this compact Cattleya hybrid meristem*. Like most Cattleya types, Alma Kee likes bright light, and will do better with warm conditions (65-85 degrees night to day). Regular watering and fertilizing are also essential, however allow the plant to dry somewhat between waterings.
*meristem = plants that have been reproduced asexually by cloning which normally results in genetic duplicates (and, therefore visual duplicates) of the donor plant.
Phalaenopsis Mituo King Bellina 3" NFS meristem
Phalaenopsis Mituo King Bellina
(LD's Bear King X LD Bellina Eagle)
Phalaenopsis Mituo King Bellina take after the species that make up 66% of it's genetics (bellina, violacea and amboinensis), that is, leaves are shiny, wide and held pretty mucin a horizontal position. Our plants are about 6" in leafspan so I've listed them as NFS>
Treat these about the same way as you would Phalaenopsis bellina, that is: shady, warm (65+ degree nights) with regular watering and feeding aim to keep the roots just damp.
Lysudamuloa Red Jewel 'Hilo Girl' NFS 4''
Lysudamuloa Red Jewel
(Lycamerlycaste Geyser Gold X Angulocaste Red Jade)
As confusing as it may look, this hybrid is over 90% Lycaste. Flowers stand upright but are better staked as the 5+" flowers, have a tendency to pull the stem over. The flowers are usually borne singly, but sometimes in pairs and the plant may put up more than one spike at a time.
We grow Red Jewel more or less as an intermediate (around 55-60 at night) in semi-shade being careful to keep the thin leaves from burning. Roots would prefer to stay moist, not soggy, so regular watering and fertilizing are a must.
LIMITED! NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE OR FLOWER
Phalaenopsis Yaphon Evergreen 'Wilson' 3" meristem
Phalaenopsis Yaphon Evergreen
(Chang Maw Evergreen X Ho's Kuangfeng Glory)
Petite (1,5") clear chartreuse flowers with a firm texture and glossy finish and a white lip make up Phalaenopsis Yaphon Evergreen. Plants are wide leaved and a medium light green.
Treat these as you would most Phalaenopsis of this type, that is, give them subdued light and warm nights (65+ degrees). Water and fertilize regularly but avoid over-wet soggy conditions. To achieve this, water thoroughly, but only as often as needed to keep the medium (moss) moist.
LIMITED! NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE OR FLOWER
Oncidium Twinkle 'Oro'
Only a few left!
Oncidium Twinkle 'Oro'
Onc. (cheirophorum X sotoanum)
These are small plants now, but will remain compact even when mature and mature plants can produce Multiple 8-12" branched stems with a virtual cloud of 1/2" fragrant flowers. Twinkle is a cool grower as are both its parents (NOTE: one of the parents, Oncidium sotoanum, has been long known as Oncidium ornithorhynchum and you may still find it listed as such, however Oncidium sotoanum is now correct). Bright indirect to dappled light with water and fertilizer sufficient to keep the roots moist (never soggy) is the rest of the cultural regimen.
NEAR BLOOMING SIZE-NOT MATURE-NOT CURRENTLY IN BLOOM!!
Phalaenopsis Yuan Shan Sweet Girl 3" meristem
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Phalaenopsis Yuan Shan Sweet Girl (meristem)
Beautiful, waxy, long-lasting 2" flowers. This is an as yet unregistered hybrid, but doesn't detract from its beauty. It will stay a relatively compact plant wit wide glossy leaves and will produce more than one stem at a time at maturity.
Sweet Girl would appreciate indirect semi-bright light, warm temperatures (65-85 degrees night to day) and moist roots - not soggy - and regular feeding with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer (see ours in the "Supplies" section).
NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER
Rlc. Taichung Beauty NFS 4''
Rlc. Taichung Beauty
(Pamela Finney X Elegant Dancer)
This is indeed a beauty! Plants produce flowers with good substance and crystalline texture 6-7" in size and 2-6 in number when grown properly. Like most Cattleyas, Taichung Beauty likes bright, indirect light, generally warm conditions (65-85 degrees night to day) with regular, heavy watering and fertilizing when it is in growth mode and somewhat less when it isn't. Do allow the plant to dry slightly at the roots between waterings and avoid continually wet, soggy media.
Our plants are large enough to flower, but we have listed them as NFS (near flowering size) because none have yet flowered for us.
LIMITED! NEAR FLOWERING SIZE, NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER!!
Monnierara Millennium Magic 'Witchcraft' FCC/AOS 2.25" rose pot
Monnierara Millennium Magic 'Witchcraft' FCC/AOS
(Catanoches Midnight Gem X Mormodes sinuata)
This is one of the famous "Black Orchids" and, as you can see, it is related to Catasetum, Cycnoches and Mormodes all of which have some characteristics in common. The most obvious is that the plants normally lose their leaves toward Fall, or the end of the season. They may or may not still be in bloom at the time. These plants are heavy feeders while they are growing so adding a liquid or water soluble fertilizer to the watering regimen is essential (see ours in the "Supplies" section). Some growers even use a slow release type fertilizer. The plants like bright indirect light and warm temperatures (65-85 degrees night to day). Good air movement and humidity are also helpful, especially in reducing the appeal of the plants to spider mites, a common pest of thin leaved orchids.
IMPORTANT NOTE: After the leaves fall, reduce watering to just enough to keep the bulbs from shriveling and eliminate fertilizer. Depending on a number of variables, wait until new growth begins to repot (hopefully as new roots are just beginning) and to resume heavier watering and feeding.
Our plants are still growing for this season. When mature, the plants can produce stems of up to 20 - 3.75" flowers and again, when mature can produce 2-3 stems at one time.
LIMITED - NOT BLOOMING SIZE! NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR BLOOM!!
Dendrobium Snow Festival 4" FS
Dendrobium Snow Festival
(Alice Iwanaga X sanderae)
This beautiful hybrid is over 87% Dendrobium sanderae and will, therefore grow much like it. that is it is a relatively cool grower that likes bright indirect light. We grow it rather warm (65-85 degrees night to day), but it will also grow cooler (e.g. 55 degrees at night). Like Den. sanderae, Snow Festival will benefit from a Winter "rest", i.e. a reduction of both water and fertilizer (not elimination!) until Spring. The plants can bloom at any time. Flowers are around 3" in size. Plants are planted in NZ bark and stand about 16-18" above the pot.
FLOWERING SIZE, NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR FLOWER!!
Phalaenopsis Chia E. Yenlin 3'' meristem
Phalaenopsis Chia E. Yenlin
(Sogo Yenlin X Formosa Cranberry)
Pretty 1.5" deep pink flowers on branched stems, yes, but what sets Chia apart are its variegated leaves! The margins (edges) of each leaf have a broad white stripe. If it has enough light the margins may also have pink streaks.
Grow it as you would most Phalaenopsis hybrids, that is, with subdued light, warm temperatures (65-85 degrees night to day) keeping the roots moist, not constantly soggy. Add a liquid or water soluble fertilizer to the water twice a month.
Our plants are about 6" across.
LIMITED!! NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE, BUD OR FLOWER!!!
Phalaenopsis Freya's Firefox 'Wilson' 3" NFS meristem
Phalaenopsis Freya's Firefox
(Zheng Min Tyrannosaurus X Zheng Min Hazel)
Glossy, flat, longlasting, 2" flowers are heavily influenced by Phalaenopsis amboinensis which accounts for 39% of its genetics. Most of its parents are from the Polychilos section of the genus, so leaves are typically broad and shiny and rather thin in texture. Flower stems are relatively short, arching and will often keep blooming on mature plants while the stem remains green. Like other members of the section, Firefox would like subdued light and warm temperatures (65-85 degrees night to day). Aim to keep the roots moist at all time rather than soggy and add a liquid or water soluble fertilizer to the water twice a month.
VERY LIMITED! NOT CURRENTLY N SPIKE, BUD OR FLOWER !!
Phalaenopsis Jia Ho Summer Love 3" NFS meristem
Phalaenopsis Jia Ho Summer Love
(Taisuco Micky X bellina)
Flowers are nearly 2" across, fragrant with pretty pink picoted petals - always a favorite at shows. Though Phalaenopsis bellina is one of the parents, Summer Love grows pretty much like any other Phal. Give it subdued light, warm temperatures (65-85 degrees night to day) and aim to keep the roots moist rather than soggy. Add a liquid or water soluble fertilizer to the water twice a month.
NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE, BUD OR BLOOM!!