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 Tolumnia Hybrid FLOWERS 2
Tolumnia Hybrid FLOWERS 2" pot
$30.00
Time Remaining: 6h 58m
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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: 7h 33m
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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: 8h 4m
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C. maxima v. coerulea X C. walkeriana v. coerulea Mounted cork PRIMARY HYBRID
C. maxima v. coerulea X C. walkeriana v. coerulea Mounted cork PRIMARY HYBRID
$30.00
Time Remaining: 8h 6m
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C. maxima v. coerulea X C. walkeriana v. coerulea 4
C. maxima v. coerulea X C. walkeriana v. coerulea 4" wood basket PRIMARY HYBRID
$30.00
Time Remaining: 8h 6m
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Catasetum
Catasetum"Special"10 Plants! New Hybrid! Near Bloomig Size!,Free Shipping!
$150.00
Time Remaining: 11h 34m
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~Dendrobium Hybrid ~Orchids Species~
~Dendrobium Hybrid ~Orchids Species~
$11.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h 48m
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: 15h 21m
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FRAGRANT! BR. LITTLE STARS WHITE BR NODOSA HYBRID CATTLEYA ORCHID Plant
FRAGRANT! BR. LITTLE STARS WHITE BR NODOSA HYBRID CATTLEYA ORCHID Plant
$7.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 19h 26m
Seidenfadenia mitrata alba X Ryn. coelestis var alba RARE SEEN HYBRID IN SPIKE !
Seidenfadenia mitrata alba X Ryn. coelestis var alba RARE SEEN HYBRID IN SPIKE !
$55.00
Time Remaining: 19h 33m
Phalandopsis Little One (Vandopsis parishii x Sedirea japonica) GREAT HYBRID!
Phalandopsis Little One (Vandopsis parishii x Sedirea japonica) GREAT HYBRID!
$27.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 19h 35m
Dendrobium Micro Chips-  BLOOMS for 3 Month, GREAT Hybrid,
Dendrobium Micro Chips- BLOOMS for 3 Month, GREAT Hybrid,
$11.95
Time Remaining: 19h 35m
Dendrobium Isabel Sander- Great Hybrid of 2 species that Blooms for 2 months!
Dendrobium Isabel Sander- Great Hybrid of 2 species that Blooms for 2 months!
$18.95
Time Remaining: 19h 38m
Renanthera Kalsum X Ren. philippinensis-GREAT HYBRID, Can Bloom 2 X a year!!
Renanthera Kalsum X Ren. philippinensis-GREAT HYBRID, Can Bloom 2 X a year!!
$45.00
Time Remaining: 19h 43m
CATTLEYA TYPE  WALKERIANA HYBRID, amazing color, fragrant orchid, Bloom Size Div
CATTLEYA TYPE WALKERIANA HYBRID, amazing color, fragrant orchid, Bloom Size Div
$15.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 19h 44m
Dendrobium Sweet Scent- Fragrant, Great hybrid !Heavy textured fragrant flowers!
Dendrobium Sweet Scent- Fragrant, Great hybrid !Heavy textured fragrant flowers!
$15.95
Time Remaining: 20h 4m
Pot. Chief Sweet Orange 'Sweet Orange’ cattleya hybrid orchid plant – in BLOOM
Pot. Chief Sweet Orange 'Sweet Orange’ cattleya hybrid orchid plant – in BLOOM
$29.99
Time Remaining: 20h 34m
Phaiocalanthe Kryptonite ‘Ursula’ AM/AOS species hybrid orchid plant
Phaiocalanthe Kryptonite ‘Ursula’ AM/AOS species hybrid orchid plant
$34.99
Time Remaining: 20h 34m
Paphiopedililum Perle De Valec-BEAUTIFUL White Flower- GREAT HYBRIDS!
Paphiopedililum Perle De Valec-BEAUTIFUL White Flower- GREAT HYBRIDS!
$15.95
Time Remaining: 20h 46m
Neo.falcata hybrid/yellow flower with pink spot(orchid)-KIBANA-KOUTENKA 黄花紅天花
Neo.falcata hybrid/yellow flower with pink spot(orchid)-KIBANA-KOUTENKA 黄花紅天花
$30.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 50m
Neo.falcata hybrid/in spike/round flower(orchid)-KOKUSAI hybrid 国際交配
Neo.falcata hybrid/in spike/round flower(orchid)-KOKUSAI hybrid 国際交配
$19.99
Time Remaining: 20h 52m
DO -Blc. Sunspots x B. nodosa, Cattleya, Orchid, New Outstanding hybrid!
DO -Blc. Sunspots x B. nodosa, Cattleya, Orchid, New Outstanding hybrid!
$14.99
Time Remaining: 20h 53m
DO - Vanda Paki, Vanda cristata x suavis,  Orchid, fantastic classic hybrid!
DO - Vanda Paki, Vanda cristata x suavis, Orchid, fantastic classic hybrid!
$39.99
Time Remaining: 20h 55m
Orchid Hybrid Dendrobium Hibiki ( In Spike / Bloom )
Orchid Hybrid Dendrobium Hibiki ( In Spike / Bloom )
$16.50
Time Remaining: 20h 55m
Neofinetiafalcata hybrid/yellow flower(japaneseorchid)-KIBANA 黄花
Neofinetiafalcata hybrid/yellow flower(japaneseorchid)-KIBANA 黄花
$19.99
Time Remaining: 20h 56m
DO - C. amethystoglossa v. coerulea x Brassavola nodsa, Orchid, new hybrid!
DO - C. amethystoglossa v. coerulea x Brassavola nodsa, Orchid, new hybrid!
$17.99
Time Remaining: 20h 57m
DO - Bc. Hippodamia, Cattleya aclandiae x B. nodosa, Orchid, Outstanding hybrid!
DO - Bc. Hippodamia, Cattleya aclandiae x B. nodosa, Orchid, Outstanding hybrid!
$17.99
Time Remaining: 21h 1m
Neofinetia falcata hybrid/yellow with pink(japaneseorchid)-YUBAE 夕映え
Neofinetia falcata hybrid/yellow with pink(japaneseorchid)-YUBAE 夕映え
$55.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 8m
Paphiopedilum — FAIRRIEANUM HYBRID!
Paphiopedilum — FAIRRIEANUM HYBRID!
$66.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 9m
Catasetum Penang Jumbo 'jade sweetheart' -GREAT COLOR Hybrid!
Catasetum Penang Jumbo 'jade sweetheart' -GREAT COLOR Hybrid!
$27.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 21h 16m
Blc Norman's Bay
Blc Norman's Bay "Gothic' AM/AOS overgrown awarded hybrid clone with 3 sheaths
$115.00
Time Remaining: 21h 16m
OPSMB Large Beautiful Awarded Masdevallia Bella Donna Hybrid Orchid Plant!
OPSMB Large Beautiful Awarded Masdevallia Bella Donna Hybrid Orchid Plant!
$21.99
Time Remaining: 21h 18m
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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: 21h 18m
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Neofinetia falcata hybrid/pink splash(japaneseorchid)-NIJI-NO-SHIZUKU 虹の雫
Neofinetia falcata hybrid/pink splash(japaneseorchid)-NIJI-NO-SHIZUKU 虹の雫
$19.99
Time Remaining: 21h 24m
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 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 26m
DO - Sophronitis Scarlet Imp, micro mini Cattleya cernua hybrid, Orchid, Choice!
DO - Sophronitis Scarlet Imp, micro mini Cattleya cernua hybrid, Orchid, Choice!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 21h 30m
DO - Sophronitis Scarlet Imp, micro mini Cattleya cernua hybrid, Orchid, #2!
DO - Sophronitis Scarlet Imp, micro mini Cattleya cernua hybrid, Orchid, #2!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 21h 30m
DO - Neofinetia falcata x Renanthera monachica, Vanda,  Orchid, new mini hybrid!
DO - Neofinetia falcata x Renanthera monachica, Vanda, Orchid, new mini hybrid!
$18.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 36m
DO Flask - Aerangis mystacidii x kotschyana, Angraecum,  Orchid, my new hybrid!
DO Flask - Aerangis mystacidii x kotschyana, Angraecum, Orchid, my new hybrid!
$49.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 21h 37m
DO - Laelia anceps x Sophronitis. cernua, mini Cattleya hybrid,  Orchid
DO - Laelia anceps x Sophronitis. cernua, mini Cattleya hybrid, Orchid
$36.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 40m
DO - Habenaria Pegasus, medusa x carnea hybrid,  Terrestrial Orchid, #2
DO - Habenaria Pegasus, medusa x carnea hybrid, Terrestrial Orchid, #2
$19.99
Time Remaining: 21h 40m
DO - Habenaria Pegasus, medusa x carnea hybrid,  Terrestrial Orchid
DO - Habenaria Pegasus, medusa x carnea hybrid, Terrestrial Orchid
$22.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 41m
Neo. falcata hybrid/beautiful color flower(orchid)KOUYOU, KYO-BIJIN, Beni-kaede
Neo. falcata hybrid/beautiful color flower(orchid)KOUYOU, KYO-BIJIN, Beni-kaede
$29.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 21h 42m
DO - Brassavola perrinii x B. David Sander, Cattleya Orchid, Outstanding hybrid!
DO - Brassavola perrinii x B. David Sander, Cattleya Orchid, Outstanding hybrid!
$29.99
Time Remaining: 21h 52m
DO - Blc. Yellow Bird,  Brassavola nodosa hybrid , Cattleya Orchid
DO - Blc. Yellow Bird, Brassavola nodosa hybrid , Cattleya Orchid
$14.99
Time Remaining: 21h 54m
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
Time Remaining: 21h 55m
DO - Asconopsis Yih Cheng Amanda, cute mini vanda hybrid, new Taiwan seedling
DO - Asconopsis Yih Cheng Amanda, cute mini vanda hybrid, new Taiwan seedling
$41.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 57m
Habenaria Light Wings First Bloom Size-- Medusa Hybrid
Habenaria Light Wings First Bloom Size-- Medusa Hybrid
$26.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 27m
Phalaenopsis Philisander, Great Primary Hybrid! Compot-Amazing Foliage
Phalaenopsis Philisander, Great Primary Hybrid! Compot-Amazing Foliage
$41.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 31m
Dendrobium Green Lantern 'Red Carpet' Exciting Flower Potential Hybrid Orchid
Dendrobium Green Lantern 'Red Carpet' Exciting Flower Potential Hybrid Orchid
$19.14
Time Remaining: 22h 50m
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: 23h 3m
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Bulbophyllum A-Doribil 'Candy Ann' 2.5
Bulbophyllum A-Doribil 'Candy Ann' 2.5" Orchid Hybrid Cool Flowers In Groups
$17.35
Time Remaining: 23h 46m
Catasetum bicolor x Ctsm. boyii very wild new hybrid great parents nice flask!!!
Catasetum bicolor x Ctsm. boyii very wild new hybrid great parents nice flask!!!
$50.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1m
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Fredclarkeara Dark Daze x Catasetum lucis nice new hybrid flask awarded parents!
Fredclarkeara Dark Daze x Catasetum lucis nice new hybrid flask awarded parents!
$65.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3m
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Catasetum Brent's Black Hawk x Ctsm. Chuck Taylor new and very impessive hybrid!
Catasetum Brent's Black Hawk x Ctsm. Chuck Taylor new and very impessive hybrid!
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4m
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Mormodes escobariana x Morm. wolterainaum AM/AOS great new vigorous hybrid!!!
Mormodes escobariana x Morm. wolterainaum AM/AOS great new vigorous hybrid!!!
$60.00
Time Remaining: 1d 40m
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Orchid Hybrid : Bulbophyllum Krairite Vejvarut orchid Hybrid plant
Orchid Hybrid : Bulbophyllum Krairite Vejvarut orchid Hybrid plant
$50.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 47m
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Lc. Magic Bell 'Peach Parfait' Cattleya Laelia Orchid Hybrid Bloom Size Lovely!
Lc. Magic Bell 'Peach Parfait' Cattleya Laelia Orchid Hybrid Bloom Size Lovely!
$21.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 52m
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Phal Hybrid 2 Spikes Orchid ( Spica x pulchra)
Phal Hybrid 2 Spikes Orchid ( Spica x pulchra)
$12.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 13m
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Cattleya aclandiae X Brassavola cucullata 2
Cattleya aclandiae X Brassavola cucullata 2" pot PRIMARY HYBRID
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 10m
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Cycnoches Jumbo Cooper x Cyc. cooperi very impressive hybrid nice seedlings!!!
Cycnoches Jumbo Cooper x Cyc. cooperi very impressive hybrid nice seedlings!!!
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 32m
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Embreea rodigasiana x Stanhopea tigrina very sweet hybrid great Flask!!!
Embreea rodigasiana x Stanhopea tigrina very sweet hybrid great Flask!!!
$65.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 2m
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Orchid Hybrid Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Sunset Valley Orchids' FCC/AOS
Orchid Hybrid Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Sunset Valley Orchids' FCC/AOS
$60.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 28m
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Laelia Ipanema Beach Cattleya Primary Hybrid Orchid Big Plant in Bloom
Laelia Ipanema Beach Cattleya Primary Hybrid Orchid Big Plant in Bloom
$49.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 47m
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: 1d 21h 2m
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Paph. Mount Avalon - GREAT HYBRID - Multiple Yellow Flowers.  BIG PLANT!
Paph. Mount Avalon - GREAT HYBRID - Multiple Yellow Flowers. BIG PLANT!
$35.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 22m
(Neostylis Lou Sneary x Christensonia vietnamica), new compact vandaceous hybrid
(Neostylis Lou Sneary x Christensonia vietnamica), new compact vandaceous hybrid
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 25m
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Paph. Cascading Purple-GREAT HYBRIDS.. NICE BIG PLANT.. MUST HAVE!!
Paph. Cascading Purple-GREAT HYBRIDS.. NICE BIG PLANT.. MUST HAVE!!
$35.00
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 21m
 Tolumnia Hybrid FLOWERS 2
Tolumnia Hybrid FLOWERS 2" pot
$25.00
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 9m
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Oeceoclades Kaleidophyte (peyrotii x maculata) Jewell Orchid Hybrid
Oeceoclades Kaleidophyte (peyrotii x maculata) Jewell Orchid Hybrid
$12.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 27m
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Brassavola nodosa X Cattleya schilleriana 2
Brassavola nodosa X Cattleya schilleriana 2" pot PRIMARY HYBRID
$30.00
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BLC. Mari's Glory ' H&R ' Fragrant Cattleya Laelia Orchid Hybrid
BLC. Mari's Glory ' H&R ' Fragrant Cattleya Laelia Orchid Hybrid
$10.00
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Calanthe Grouville x vestita Deciduous Terrestrial Orchid Hybrid
Calanthe Grouville x vestita Deciduous Terrestrial Orchid Hybrid
$12.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 48m
Vanda Varakorn x  merrillii ' Carmela ' Fragrant Orchid Compact Hybrid
Vanda Varakorn x merrillii ' Carmela ' Fragrant Orchid Compact Hybrid
$12.00
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Mokara Chao Praya ' Sunset ' Orchid Vanda Hybrid
Mokara Chao Praya ' Sunset ' Orchid Vanda Hybrid
$10.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 30m
Mokara Chao Praya Boy ' Blue ' Orchid Vanda Hybrid Purple
Mokara Chao Praya Boy ' Blue ' Orchid Vanda Hybrid Purple
$10.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 32m
Dendrobium Golden Aya Fragrant Yellow Orchid Hybrid
Dendrobium Golden Aya Fragrant Yellow Orchid Hybrid
$10.00
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 40m
Cochleanthes amazonica x Amazing Fragrant Purple Zygopetalum Orchid Hybrid
Cochleanthes amazonica x Amazing Fragrant Purple Zygopetalum Orchid Hybrid
$12.00 (1 Bid)
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Tolumnia Genting Orange Miniature Oncidium Orchid Hybrid
Tolumnia Genting Orange Miniature Oncidium Orchid Hybrid
$7.00 (3 Bids)
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Orchid hybrid Ascocenda (Vanda) Kalapana Delight 'Sunrise'
Orchid hybrid Ascocenda (Vanda) Kalapana Delight 'Sunrise'
$55.00
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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: 2d 17h 42m
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Odontoglossum hybrid Orchid in Bloom  THIS BLOOMING  PLANT!!
Odontoglossum hybrid Orchid in Bloom THIS BLOOMING PLANT!!
$29.69
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 31m
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Cattleya BLC Bouton D’or Orange Hybrid Orchid Plant
Cattleya BLC Bouton D’or Orange Hybrid Orchid Plant
$16.95
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Cattleya Primary Hybrid Luteous Forb Orchid Plant
Cattleya Primary Hybrid Luteous Forb Orchid Plant
$14.95
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 1m
Dendrobium Royal Vista x speciosum HYBRID Orchid Plant
Dendrobium Royal Vista x speciosum HYBRID Orchid Plant
$16.95 (1 Bid)
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CATTLEYA SLC Life’s Melody hybrid Orchid Plant
CATTLEYA SLC Life’s Melody hybrid Orchid Plant
$16.95
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 8m
Cattleya Eclipse primary hybrid Orchid Plant
Cattleya Eclipse primary hybrid Orchid Plant
$14.95
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Coeruela Cattleya Lawre-Mossiae Hybrid Orchid Plant
Coeruela Cattleya Lawre-Mossiae Hybrid Orchid Plant
$12.95
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Epc. Leaf Hopper Cattleya, Encyclia, Green and Magenta Hybrid Orchid
Epc. Leaf Hopper Cattleya, Encyclia, Green and Magenta Hybrid Orchid
$17.95 (1 Bid)
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Cattleya bowringiana x guttata hybrid coerulea Orchid Plant
Cattleya bowringiana x guttata hybrid coerulea Orchid Plant
$24.95 (1 Bid)
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BLUE Cattleya warneri x lawrenceana primary hybrid Orchid Plant
BLUE Cattleya warneri x lawrenceana primary hybrid Orchid Plant
$20.95
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Dendrobium Hybrid Orchid, Compact Grower Den Phal, Antelope -Lavender Flower
Dendrobium Hybrid Orchid, Compact Grower Den Phal, Antelope -Lavender Flower
$17.99
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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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NODOSA ORCHID PRIMARY HYBRID Bc Sea Mist (nodosa x luteola) large seedling/NBS
NODOSA ORCHID PRIMARY HYBRID Bc Sea Mist (nodosa x luteola) large seedling/NBS
$15.00
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Encyclia Orchid Jungle X Schomburgkia splendida FLOWERS 5
Encyclia Orchid Jungle X Schomburgkia splendida FLOWERS 5" pot NICE HYBRID
$100.00
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Cattleya aclandiae X Schomburgkia superbiens FLOWERS 5
Cattleya aclandiae X Schomburgkia superbiens FLOWERS 5" pot PRIMARY HYBRID
$100.00
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Schomburgkia Brybosa FLOWERS PRIMARY HYBRID 5
Schomburgkia Brybosa FLOWERS PRIMARY HYBRID 5" pot
$80.00
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 40m
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Dendrobium Violet Fizz ‘Luna’, nobile type hybrid
Dendrobium Violet Fizz ‘Luna’, nobile type hybrid
$12.00
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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