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Orchid hybrid Lc. Leafwood Lane 'Limelight' HCC/AOS
Orchid hybrid Lc. Leafwood Lane 'Limelight' HCC/AOS
$58.00
Time Remaining: 46m
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Orchid hybrid Lc. Star Garden 'Green Garden'
Orchid hybrid Lc. Star Garden 'Green Garden'
$44.00
Time Remaining: 1h 5m
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Cattleya schilleriana X Schomburgkia brysiana Bloom size 6
Cattleya schilleriana X Schomburgkia brysiana Bloom size 6" pot PRIMARY HYBRID
$60.00
Time Remaining: 14h 53m
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BIN-Slc. Dream Catcher  x  C. loddigesii -cattleya Hybrid!- Blooming size- Nice
BIN-Slc. Dream Catcher x C. loddigesii -cattleya Hybrid!- Blooming size- Nice
$39.99
Time Remaining: 22h 59m
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Cattleya amethystoglossa X Bc. nodata 2
Cattleya amethystoglossa X Bc. nodata 2" pot NICE HYBRID
$30.00
Time Remaining: 23h 55m
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Maudiae Paph Hybrid - Alba Form - in BUD in 2'' Pot
Maudiae Paph Hybrid - Alba Form - in BUD in 2'' Pot
$23.99
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 38m
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Den. Nobile hybrid
Den. Nobile hybrid
$15.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 37m
BEAUTIFUL YELLOWISH BROWN PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN BLOOM
BEAUTIFUL YELLOWISH BROWN PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN BLOOM
$22.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 47m
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BEAUTIFUL MAGENTA STRIPED PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN BLOOM ONE SPIKE
BEAUTIFUL MAGENTA STRIPED PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN BLOOM ONE SPIKE
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 11m
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Cattleya hybrid Hardyana
Cattleya hybrid Hardyana
$86.09 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 21m
BEAUTIFUL WHITE AND MAGENTA PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN BLOOM 2 SPIKES
BEAUTIFUL WHITE AND MAGENTA PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN BLOOM 2 SPIKES
$26.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 34m
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Laeliocattleya Renate 'S & W' HCC/AOS - Orchid Hybrid
Laeliocattleya Renate 'S & W' HCC/AOS - Orchid Hybrid
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 33m
Ascocenda Ooi Leng Sun - Orchid Hybrid
Ascocenda Ooi Leng Sun - Orchid Hybrid
$5.99
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 18m
Cattleya Hybrid (Cross) Sale(10 plants in 3 1/4 inch pots -1-2 years to bloom)
Cattleya Hybrid (Cross) Sale(10 plants in 3 1/4 inch pots -1-2 years to bloom)
$79.00
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 42m
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BEAUTIFUL SPOTTED HARLEQUIN PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN SPIKE
BEAUTIFUL SPOTTED HARLEQUIN PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN SPIKE
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 52m
Encyclia Hybrid Bloom size 4
Encyclia Hybrid Bloom size 4" pot One parent Encyclia guadalupe LAST ONE
$50.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 45m
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1 Flask@40 Seeding Orchid Cattleya Hybrid Flower Queen of  Free Phyto
1 Flask@40 Seeding Orchid Cattleya Hybrid Flower Queen of Free Phyto
$85.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 42m
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Bratonia Estrelita blooming size orchid plant hybrid, 4 inch 525
Bratonia Estrelita blooming size orchid plant hybrid, 4 inch 525
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 2m
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AWESOME NO TAG Hybrid FLOWER 5
AWESOME NO TAG Hybrid FLOWER 5" pot
$70.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 32m
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Orchid Species Phramepedium Demetria (sargentianum x warscewiczianum) (Hybrid)
Orchid Species Phramepedium Demetria (sargentianum x warscewiczianum) (Hybrid)
$16.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 32m
Orchid Species Paphiopetalum Jogjae (hybrid)
Orchid Species Paphiopetalum Jogjae (hybrid)
$14.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 33m
Orchid Species C. intermedia v. aquinii C. mini Putple (Hybrid)
Orchid Species C. intermedia v. aquinii C. mini Putple (Hybrid)
$12.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 34m
Orchid Species Masdevalia Maui Gold (Copper Angel x veitchiana)(Hybrid)
Orchid Species Masdevalia Maui Gold (Copper Angel x veitchiana)(Hybrid)
$12.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 39m
Orchid Species Masdevalia urabamba ayabacana x M. veitchiana (Hybrid)
Orchid Species Masdevalia urabamba ayabacana x M. veitchiana (Hybrid)
$12.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 40m
Orchid Species Masdevalia circe (shroederiana x veitchiana) (hybrid)
Orchid Species Masdevalia circe (shroederiana x veitchiana) (hybrid)
$12.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 41m
Orchid Hybrid Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Sunset Valley Orchids' FCC/AOS
Orchid Hybrid Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Sunset Valley Orchids' FCC/AOS
$60.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6m
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ANTELOPE/BUNNY EARS DENDROBIUM STRATIOTES HYBRID ORCHID PLANT
ANTELOPE/BUNNY EARS DENDROBIUM STRATIOTES HYBRID ORCHID PLANT
$12.95
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 57m
FRAGRANT! BR. LITTLE STARS WHITE BR NODOSA HYBRID CATTLEYA ORCHID Plant
FRAGRANT! BR. LITTLE STARS WHITE BR NODOSA HYBRID CATTLEYA ORCHID Plant
$9.95
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 1m
Tolumnia 'Pink Panther' Hybrid Orchid Plant - Mature Previously Bloomed - 2 Pot
Tolumnia 'Pink Panther' Hybrid Orchid Plant - Mature Previously Bloomed - 2 Pot"
$12.99
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 27m
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BIG C. leopoldii x C. aclandiae Beautiful Spotted Cattleya Primary Hybrid
BIG C. leopoldii x C. aclandiae Beautiful Spotted Cattleya Primary Hybrid
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 9m
Blc. Cashen's Silk D'or, Outstanding  Hybrid! Large Plant! Free Shipping!
Blc. Cashen's Silk D'or, Outstanding Hybrid! Large Plant! Free Shipping!
$75.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 41m
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CLASSIC PRIMARY PAPH ORCHID HYBRID Limidolli BS plant
CLASSIC PRIMARY PAPH ORCHID HYBRID Limidolli BS plant
$22.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 6m
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NODOSA ORCHID PRIMARY HYBRID Bc Bessho (nodosa x tenebrosa) large seedling
NODOSA ORCHID PRIMARY HYBRID Bc Bessho (nodosa x tenebrosa) large seedling
$15.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 49m
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YELLOW/SPOTS EQUITANT ORCHID HYBRID Rrm. Helmut Rohrl BS plant
YELLOW/SPOTS EQUITANT ORCHID HYBRID Rrm. Helmut Rohrl BS plant
$10.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 58m
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GREEN NOVELTY PAPH ORCHID HYBRID Pinocchio x Emerald Sea BS plant!!
GREEN NOVELTY PAPH ORCHID HYBRID Pinocchio x Emerald Sea BS plant!!
$22.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 3m
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Bromlady  Orchid  Vanda southeast beauty x charles goodfellow x ascda hybrid
Bromlady Orchid Vanda southeast beauty x charles goodfellow x ascda hybrid
$25.75
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 26m
NEW NOVELTY PHAL ORCHID HYBRID Lamb's Passion BS AWARDABLE!!!
NEW NOVELTY PHAL ORCHID HYBRID Lamb's Passion BS AWARDABLE!!!
$25.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 33m
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YELLOW PARVI PAPH ORCHID PRIMARY HYBRID Norito Hasegawa NBS plant!!
YELLOW PARVI PAPH ORCHID PRIMARY HYBRID Norito Hasegawa NBS plant!!
$20.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 35m
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Cattleya dowiana  X Cattleya forbesii 'Equilab' FLOWERS 5
Cattleya dowiana X Cattleya forbesii 'Equilab' FLOWERS 5" pot PRIMARY HYBRID
$70.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 59m
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Phalaenopsis schilliariana hybrid NOID
Phalaenopsis schilliariana hybrid NOID
$14.99
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 27m
Orchid hybrid Ascocenda (Vanda) Kalapana Delight 'Sunrise'
Orchid hybrid Ascocenda (Vanda) Kalapana Delight 'Sunrise'
$55.00
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 4m
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Orchid Hybrid Fredclarkeara After Dark 'SVO Black Pearl' FCC/AOS
Orchid Hybrid Fredclarkeara After Dark 'SVO Black Pearl' FCC/AOS
$55.00
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 21m
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IN FLOWER Odontoglossum Miltonia Hybrid IN SPIKE Orchid New Growths Easy Care
IN FLOWER Odontoglossum Miltonia Hybrid IN SPIKE Orchid New Growths Easy Care
$18.50
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 34m
Aerides multiflora X Aerides rosea-RARE SEEN Hybrid. LARGE plant-FRAGRANT
Aerides multiflora X Aerides rosea-RARE SEEN Hybrid. LARGE plant-FRAGRANT
$79.95
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 44m
CLASSIC CHARLESWORTHII PAPH ORCHID HYBRID Doll's Kobold BS plant IN BUD/BLOOM!!
CLASSIC CHARLESWORTHII PAPH ORCHID HYBRID Doll's Kobold BS plant IN BUD/BLOOM!!
$22.00
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 20m
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Begonia Nebula Zeta Hybrid Mature Bloom Size Plant 6
Begonia Nebula Zeta Hybrid Mature Bloom Size Plant 6" Pot
$19.94
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 52m
Dendrobium Green Lantern 'Red Carpet' Exciting Flower Potential Hybrid NBS
Dendrobium Green Lantern 'Red Carpet' Exciting Flower Potential Hybrid NBS
$20.70
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 52m
Begonia Marmaduke Hybrid Mature Bloom Size Plant 4
Begonia Marmaduke Hybrid Mature Bloom Size Plant 4" Pot
$17.84
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 53m
ANTELOPE/BUNNY EARS DENDROBIUM STRATIOTES HYBRID ORCHID PLANT
ANTELOPE/BUNNY EARS DENDROBIUM STRATIOTES HYBRID ORCHID PLANT
$16.96
Time Remaining: 4d 2m
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Bulbophyllum A-Doribil 'Candy Ann' 2.5
Bulbophyllum A-Doribil 'Candy Ann' 2.5" Orchid Hybrid Cool Flowers In Groups
$18.76
Time Remaining: 4d 38m
Dendrobium Love Memory 'Fizz' Fragrant Exciting Flower Potential Hybrid NBS
Dendrobium Love Memory 'Fizz' Fragrant Exciting Flower Potential Hybrid NBS
$20.70
Time Remaining: 4d 38m
Orchid Species Masdevalia Measuiana ( amabilis x toverensis)(Hybrid)
Orchid Species Masdevalia Measuiana ( amabilis x toverensis)(Hybrid)
$14.00
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 6m
Orchid Species Phragmipedium sorcerer's Apprentice (Hybrid)
Orchid Species Phragmipedium sorcerer's Apprentice (Hybrid)
$16.00
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 14m
Orchid Species C. Silky Love (walkeriana x C. Princess Bells) (Hybrid
Orchid Species C. Silky Love (walkeriana x C. Princess Bells) (Hybrid
$14.00
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 16m
Orchid Species Awanagara Apple Blossom (Hybrid0
Orchid Species Awanagara Apple Blossom (Hybrid0
$14.00
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 18m
Phalandopsis Little One (Vandopsis parishii x Sedirea japonica)Rare hybrids !
Phalandopsis Little One (Vandopsis parishii x Sedirea japonica)Rare hybrids !
$28.95
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 29m
Dendrobium X usitae Natural Hybrid Orchid NBS Beautiful Taiwan Import
Dendrobium X usitae Natural Hybrid Orchid NBS Beautiful Taiwan Import
$22.77
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 32m
Cattleya Primary Hybrid Luteous Forb Orchid Plant
Cattleya Primary Hybrid Luteous Forb Orchid Plant
$12.95
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 43m
Compact Cattleya Lulu Hybrid orchid plant
Compact Cattleya Lulu Hybrid orchid plant
$12.95
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 50m
Cattleya Schomburgkia Dark Purple hybrid Orchid Plant
Cattleya Schomburgkia Dark Purple hybrid Orchid Plant
$14.95
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 50m
Spotted Cattleya Primary Hybrid Orchid Plant
Spotted Cattleya Primary Hybrid Orchid Plant
$12.95
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 51m
Cattleya walkeriana x lawrencea BLUE primary hybrid orchid plant
Cattleya walkeriana x lawrencea BLUE primary hybrid orchid plant
$12.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 54m
CATTLEYA LC Interceps aquinii BLUE hybrid Orchid Plant
CATTLEYA LC Interceps aquinii BLUE hybrid Orchid Plant
$16.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 57m
Cattleya Sea Breeze BLUE Hybrid Orchid Plant
Cattleya Sea Breeze BLUE Hybrid Orchid Plant
$14.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 59m
DO - Blc. Pauwela Dawn x Brassavola cucullata,  mini-catt Orchid, new hybrid!
DO - Blc. Pauwela Dawn x Brassavola cucullata, mini-catt Orchid, new hybrid!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 29m
DO - Brassavola perrinii x B. David Sander, Cattleya Orchid, Outstanding hybrid!
DO - Brassavola perrinii x B. David Sander, Cattleya Orchid, Outstanding hybrid!
$29.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 29m
DO - Laelia jongheana v. alba  x praestans v. alba, Dwarf Cattleya Orchid hybrid
DO - Laelia jongheana v. alba x praestans v. alba, Dwarf Cattleya Orchid hybrid
$17.99
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 30m
Bulbophyllum — HYBRID!
Bulbophyllum — HYBRID!
$25.00
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 31m
DO Clone - Bc. Green Bird, Brassavola nodosa Hybrid, Cattleya Orchid
DO Clone - Bc. Green Bird, Brassavola nodosa Hybrid, Cattleya Orchid
$29.99
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 32m
DO - Asconopsis Yih Cheng Amanda, cute mini vanda hybrid, new Taiwan seedling
DO - Asconopsis Yih Cheng Amanda, cute mini vanda hybrid, new Taiwan seedling
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 35m
Cattleya Hardyana 'RED STRAIN' orchid NATURAL HYBRID warscewiczii dowiana aurea
Cattleya Hardyana 'RED STRAIN' orchid NATURAL HYBRID warscewiczii dowiana aurea
$125.00 (12 Bids)
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DO -Mvl. Aruba's Spotted Beauty, Schomb x B. nodosa, Orchid, Outstanding hybrid!
DO -Mvl. Aruba's Spotted Beauty, Schomb x B. nodosa, Orchid, Outstanding hybrid!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 39m
Orchid Hybrid Bulbophyllum ( sanguineopunctatum x subumbellatum )
Orchid Hybrid Bulbophyllum ( sanguineopunctatum x subumbellatum )
$20.00
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 40m
Vanda orchid plant (vietnamica X Lou sneary). Fragrant flowers. Hybrid orchid
Vanda orchid plant (vietnamica X Lou sneary). Fragrant flowers. Hybrid orchid
$22.00
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 47m
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DO - Lc. Luminosa, Cattleya dowiana x L. tenebrosa, Orchid, Outstanding hybrid!
DO - Lc. Luminosa, Cattleya dowiana x L. tenebrosa, Orchid, Outstanding hybrid!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 58m
DO Div - Angraecum Joyce Stewart,  Aerangis, Orchid, miniature hybrid!
DO Div - Angraecum Joyce Stewart, Aerangis, Orchid, miniature hybrid!
$29.99
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 1m
Cattleya Peckhaviensis orchid plant. Primary species orchid hybrid. Limited
Cattleya Peckhaviensis orchid plant. Primary species orchid hybrid. Limited
$20.00
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 12m
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Blc. Bertie Vasconi New Hybrid Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Bertie Vasconi New Hybrid Cattleya Orchid Plant
$7.99
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 20m
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Orchid Hybrid Bulbophyllum A-doribil Candy Ann ‘Jeff Tyler’ HCC/AOS
Orchid Hybrid Bulbophyllum A-doribil Candy Ann ‘Jeff Tyler’ HCC/AOS
$20.00
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 24m
Blc. Cornerstone 'Fine Circle' HUGE specimen hybrid clone - blooms and sheaths
Blc. Cornerstone 'Fine Circle' HUGE specimen hybrid clone - blooms and sheaths
$55.00
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 29m
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Ascofinetia Peaches (Neo. falcata x Asc. curvifolium) hybrid orchid in bloom
Ascofinetia Peaches (Neo. falcata x Asc. curvifolium) hybrid orchid in bloom
$18.00
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 31m
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Near Blooming Size Hybrid Orchid Plant Phaius Joan Hart. White Spots On Leaves!
Near Blooming Size Hybrid Orchid Plant Phaius Joan Hart. White Spots On Leaves!
$15.99
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 8m
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OPSMB Large Beautiful Awarded Masdevallia Bella Donna Hybrid Orchid Plant!
OPSMB Large Beautiful Awarded Masdevallia Bella Donna Hybrid Orchid Plant!
$21.99
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 8m
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OPSMD Miniature Blooming Size Hybrid Masdevallia Deimos Orchid Plant!
OPSMD Miniature Blooming Size Hybrid Masdevallia Deimos Orchid Plant!
$12.99
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 8m
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C. Holdenii coerulea Reamke 1911 Hybrid Primary Cattleya Orchid Plant
C. Holdenii coerulea Reamke 1911 Hybrid Primary Cattleya Orchid Plant
$17.99
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 38m
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Nano Orchids Hybrid Plants: Bronze Butterfly x Rhy.coelestis 3.5” pot size :OC01
Nano Orchids Hybrid Plants: Bronze Butterfly x Rhy.coelestis 3.5” pot size :OC01
$9.99
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Brassoepilaelia Hybrid, Golden Peacock, Orange in 4
Brassoepilaelia Hybrid, Golden Peacock, Orange in 4" pot Item# 291983795715
$16.99
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Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
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Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
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Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
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Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
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Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
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Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
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Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
Cymbidium__MYSTERY ORCHID__no ID unknown hybrid SEEDLING SIZE SURPRISE EZ HARDY
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Nano Orchids Hybrid Plants: Chao Praya lawrenciae 3.5” pot size :OC02
Nano Orchids Hybrid Plants: Chao Praya lawrenciae 3.5” pot size :OC02
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RARE MINIATURE MADAGASCAR ORCHID PRIMARY HYBRID Oeceo. spathulifera x monophylla
RARE MINIATURE MADAGASCAR ORCHID PRIMARY HYBRID Oeceo. spathulifera x monophylla
$25.00
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NODOSA ORCHID PRIMARY HYBRID Encyvola Pikpik (nodosa x alata) NBS plant
NODOSA ORCHID PRIMARY HYBRID Encyvola Pikpik (nodosa x alata) NBS plant
$15.00
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YELLOW/SPOTS EQUITANT ORCHID HYBRID Rdcm. Harvest Moon BS plant
YELLOW/SPOTS EQUITANT ORCHID HYBRID Rdcm. Harvest Moon BS plant
$10.00
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2 Types of Orchid

While there are over 25,000 orchid species and in excess of 100,000 hybrid orchids, the truth is they all fall into two orchids types.  Terrestrial and Epiphytes are the names.  Terrestrial means they grow on the ground and Epiphytes are the ones that grow in the trees; very simple, in the air or on the ground.  Dendrobiums and bulbophyllums are examples of epiphytes, and cymbidium and calopogon are examples of terrestrial.  Just as a note of interest, both of the orchid types grow in similar ways.  Shoots can appear flanking the earlier growth which will result in the orchid spreading or recent growth will be seen at the apex of the plant signaling upward development.  Both types of orchids are very popular with the flower enthusiast and are grown with excitement by professional horticulturist and home growers alike. 

Terrestrial Orchids:  This type of orchid is loved by growers for many reasons.  There are at least 40 species and thousands of hybrids. This type was thought to be the first to be cultivated in civilization for their beautiful blooms.    The accepted habitat is in the eastern part of the world, Southeast Asia to Japan and on further to Australia.  The name terrestrial implies that this orchid only grows on the ground.  While it does prosper in the rich floor of a rain forest with decaying nutriments the plant can and does survive in trees and the sides of rocks.   This is what makes it a favorite among growers, very durable in any environment.  One other point of favor is the plant's ability to year after year produce stunning blooms for the enjoyment of the household it's in.  Both beginners and old pros enjoy this type and grow it with endless gratification. 

Epiphytes:   This plant term is not just for orchids, can be applied to any plant that has a root system not in the ground.  One of the best known is the dendrobium orchid.  These orchid plants can be found in the lands of northern India, Australia, Polynesia and the greater South East Asia region.  Dendrobiums number in to the 1000's of species.  One of the key characteristics of this plant is its need to grow in tropical conditions.  Warmth and humid conditions are the best for growth, along with a lot of diffused sun light.  These are the ideal surroundings for a dendrobium orchid.  These orchids are relatively easy to grow but do necessitate more care to achieve maximum results in comparison to a cymbidium orchid.  Dendrobiums do not bloom or flower quite as often.  Phalaenopsis or phal orchid as they are sometime referred to are uncomplicated to grow for the at home horticulturist.  The flowers or blooms are long lasting.  This long bloom cycle lends dendrobiums to being used for weddings.  The palette of color range is very helpful when using these plants.  The scope of color is from pink to yellow to stripes.  Also the blooms seem to hold well. 

So just remember when someone comes to you and brags about all the types of orchids they have you will know the bottom line.  They have species or hybrids of orchids, and they are in two types.  Welcome to the next step to becoming an educated horticulturist.

 

Marty Lewis

About the Author

Marty Lewis has been an avid horticulturist for over 30 years.  Working in greenhouses allowed Marty to witness firsthand the needs of growers.  Marty has been nationally recognized in horticulture competition.  This most recent book, "Orchid Care Plus," gives insight to orchid owners regarding absolutely everything they need to know about care for their Orchids.  Marty would like to share an additional Article about Types of Orchids with you. 

how long will my phalaenopsis hybrid orchid last?

i have just recieved a 3 1/2 ft high orchid and very badly want it to live forever, with proper care. How long will it last?

With proper care the plant itself should last a good long while, can't really give a figure though.

One of the biggest problems with orchids is loving them to death. Too much/improper watering can mean problems for the orchid.

It works best to soak the roots of the orchid and then let it drain. Don't just get the orchid mix wet, set the whole pot in water for a while: 30 minutes to an hour. Let it get somewhat dry between waterings. Be careful to not get any water down in where the leaves come together. If water stays there the plant can rot. If water does get down in the leaves, carefully tilt the plant while supporting it, until the water drains out. We also have been known to plaque our orchids (even the phals) on cork and hang them so that when they are watered, the water automatically drains out of the leaves.

Ever so often check the condition of the orchid mix. If it has broken down/decayed into smaller and smaller pieces it may be time to use new mix. In nature an orchid's roots are open to the air so they need a potting medium to have plenty of air spaces for the roots. Once the mix begins to break down, the mix becomes more and more compacted until little or no air is able to get to the roots and the mix holds onto to much water. One of the potting mediums my husband and Iike best is lava rock. We use either the small (finer rooted orchids) or slightly larger rock (for all the other orchids).

The advantages of lava rock:
never breaks down
does not hold excess water/drains easily
provides some weight so the pot is less able to tip over

Resist the temptation to over fertilize your orchid(s). They usually need a time of reducuced/no fertilizer in order to rev up for blooming. If you look up care for the phals, you should be able to find out when their rest time is.

If your orchid is inside you might want to check some info on indoor orchid care as there might be some additional steps to caring for indoor orchids.

Hope this helps

Matt Shadetek - Hybrid Orchid (from album Flowers)

June 28, 2009   No Comments