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Miscellaneous Orchids


TERRESTRIAL ORCHIDS


 

JEWEL ORCHIDS

Orchids that have patterened and reticulated leaves are known as Jewel Orchids. Usually distributed from northeast India throughout southeast Asia and into Indonesia usually found in the low to medium elevation rain forests and so require warm to intermediate temperatures, high humidity and relatively shady conditions. Best place to grow this plants are in a terrarium.

Macodes petola Macodes petola - Macodes Petola is one of the miniature jewel orchids. It is very unique in that the tiny veins that run through its l leaves are like lightning bolts with golden sparkles that twinkle when the light hits it just right. Very easy to grow and loves to stay moist and in low light3"; pot @$12

Ludisia Discolor One of the best begginer orchids available. You will love it's velvety foliage and striking contrast in color. Grows in a multitude of environments with tolerable temperatures ranging from 34 degrees all the way up to 100 degrees. This is also a perfect plant to grow into a large specimen and has a similar growth habit to a wandering jew- 3" pot @$12

Ludisia discolor variety -rare 3" pot sold out


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Arundina

At first glance, the flowers of Arundina may be mistaken for Cattleya, except that they are rather papery and the lateral sepals are close togehter, almost hidden by the lip. The pseudobulbs of Arundina graminifolia grow close together bearing many grasslike leaves with overlapping sheaths. The inflorescence is held well above the plant and carries a succession of flowers at its tip, one or two opening at a time and each lasting 3 to 5 days. The flowers are large and striking with white petals and sepals and a contrasting purple lip. A patch of yellow is present in the throat.


Arundina graminifolia is widely distributed throughout the Indo-Malaya region and is found in open, sunny places, never in the shade of the forests. They grow much better if potted in a large pot or planted on the ground and exposed to full sunlight . The beds should have good drainage with broken brick at the bottom and a good topsoil, well mixed with compost. The plants must not be planted too deeply. When newly planted, the stems can be supported by stakes. They grow well if given organic fertilizer. Old flower stems produce side shoots at the base of the inflorescence and when these offshoots have produced a firm swelling at the base they may be removed and planted into sand or gravel where they will quickly produce roots. If cultivated in pots indoors, Arundina should be brought out during the warm months and given full sunlight to facilitate flowering.

Plant offered is a division of our mother plant. About 6"~12" tall @$SOLD OUT15<-->

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PHAIUS

Phaius tribe are terrestial, sympodial orchids with large, decorative plicate leaves, jointed at the base and a tall erect inflorescnce rising from the leaf axil on the side of the pseudobulb. The Southeast Asian varieties prefer to be in a moist to damp environment and not allowed to dry out. Pricing per 2 pseudobulbs unless noted otherwise.

 

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Spathoglottis

The name spathoglottis is formed from the Greek words spathe and glotta which means broad spathe, in reference to the broad midlobe of the lip. They have corn-like pseudobulbs which are exposed above the soil with veined leaves. The inflorescence is tall, slender and erect, arising from a basal leaf axil and bears small to medium-size flowers in succession. The flowers have sepals and petals equal in size with a tri-lobed lip. The tip of the midlobe is widened and sometimes cleft. Water more when the plant is actively growing. in spring and summer.

They are found growing on hilly slopes exposed to full sun in the morning till noon under intermediate to warm temperatures unless noted otherwise.

Spathoglottis kimballiana

Spathoglottis kimballiana - The largest flower of the spathoglottis family , flower.
2-1/2-3-1/2" pot blooming size--$25

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CATTLEYA Mericlones
I-BR-M-3" pot @ $12


Slc. Hazel Boyd 'Royal Scarlet' AM/AOS


Pot. Free Spirit 'Carmela' (SOLD OUT)

Pot. (Makaha Gold x Free Spirit) 'Carmela' (SOLD OUT)

Lc. Mem. Robert Strait 'Blue Hawaii' (SOLD OUT)

Blc. Burana Beauty 'Burana' HCC/AOS (SOLD OUT)

Blc. Chia Lin 'New City'
Super Large 6"-7" Fragrant Flower(SOLD OUT)

 

 

CATTLEYA Mericlones
I-BR-M-3"pot-, @ $12


C. Sea Breeze 'Felraths Pride'(SOLD OUT)


Blc. Bethune 'Mendenhall' (SOLD OUT)

Blc. Island Charm 'OC'

Jeremy Island 'Carmela'

Pot. Odom's Sweetheart 'Red Beauty' (SOLD OUT)

Diaca. Chantilly Lace 'Twinkle'

Lctna. Renate 'S&W'

C. Hawaiian Passion 'Carmela'
Fragrant (SOLD OUT)

Blc. (Fred Stewart x Bonanza) 'Carmela'(SOLD OUT)

CATTLEYA Mericlone
I-BR-M-3"-pot, @ $12


Lc Hawaiian Easter

Pot. Hawaiian Charisma 'Hawaii'

Blc. Hawaiian Style 'Callies Ruby'

Bc. Cynthia 'Lilac Gem' AM/AOS


Blc. Tainan Gold 'Orchis'

 


Pot. Haw Yuan Gold 'O-2'

CATTLEYA HYBRID & MERICLONES
I-BR-M- 3-1/2" to 4" pot $30

C. Orchidom Brabant
(C. Pink Brabant 'Spotted Doll' x C. Brabantiae 'Spotted Flamingo' FCC/AOS)

C. Fort Motte
(C. Mrs. Mahler 'Mem. Fred Tomkins' AM/AOS x C. Brabantiae)
Lc. Pink Spice
(Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM-217- AM/AOS x C. walkeriana 'Pendentive')
Unregistered
[(Pot. Fort Fortune x (Blc. Bouton D'Or x Slc. Paprika) 'OJ']
Yam. Orchidom Green Glade
(Blc. Victor Umi Poltier 'Carla's Green' x Bepi Jin)

A02492
Sc. Fairyland 12-30'

(C. Candy Tuft x Sc. Beaufort)

A02561
Epc. Kyoguchi 'M Sano'
(C. aurantiaca x Epi. aromaticum)
A05034
Blc. Haw Yuan Beauty 'Hong' AM/AOS
(Blc. Tokyo Magic x Lc. Suwada Song)

A03149
Ctna Once Again 'Magic Bang'
(C. auirantiaca x Ctn. Why not)
A03516
Lc. Secret Love 'Taida'
(Lc. Mini Purple x C. Candy Tuft)
A2599
Slc. Kagaribi Dawn 'Red Star' BM/JOGA

A02897
C. intermedia v. Alba 'M'
C50268
C. Heathii 'Taida #3'
C. C. lodigesii x C. walkeriana

129
Ottara Hwa Yuan Bay 'Shi Shy' AM/OSROC
198
381
323
A02983
Blc. Suan Putian 'M'
(Blc. Ports of Paradise x C. Moscombe)
A08193
Pot. Sinfong 'Dawn' 228
(Lc. Kaaleu sequia x Pot. Love Passion)

A02703
Lc. Tzong-Wen Love 'TS'

(Lc. Puppy Love x C. Aurantiaca)


C. Siam Jade 'Fuch's Key Lime' AM/AOS

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ENCYCLIA

Encyclia adenocaula - Mexico conical 3" bulbs topped with 2 or 3 long narrow leathery 15" leaves, typically blooms June and July on 2 to 3 ft. branching warty spikes with impressive 4" flowers, long pointed sepals and petals are intense pink/purple, the wide flat lip is white heavily overlaid with hot pink to purple striations, long-lasting blooms, easy grower.
I/W-BR-M-4" pot @$20

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STANHOPEAS
Stanhopeas are epiphytes that bear the most dramatic looking incredible flowers with intricate and complex structures and mechanisms for pollination, from channeled "walkways" for insects, to buckets of a watery solution. All have inflorescences that grow downward, so the plants must be potted in hanging baskets with 1~2" slats spacings at bottom or similar containers. Most flowers are spicily fragrant, and although the flowers are short-lived, each plant may produce many inflorescences throughout the year. Stanhopeas are endemic to the New World ( Central and South America and the Carribeans) Those found in Mexico requires some dry spell in order to flower. Just like the Cymbidiums, when buying Stanhopeas, look for 3 or more pseudobulbs. The more pseudobulbs, the greater the likelihood of flowering in a short time. The usual Stanhopeas seen in the wild have few pseudobulbs.

LIGHT should be bright, with direct sunlight diffused so as not to burn the leaves. The plants need to be suspended due to their pendulous inflorescences. Light levels approximating those for cattleyas, or 3,000 foot-candles, are best.

TEMPERATURES for Stanhopeas should be moderate: 52 to 60 degrees F at night, with day temperatures 68 to 75 degrees F in the winter. Plants can stand short spells of higher temperatures, but air movement, humidity and shading must all be increased. Cool night temperatures seem to promote flowering. Many species flower in the summer, and putting them outside in the summer may be ideal.

WATER in ample quantities is important to produce strong pseudobulbs and healthy flowers. They grow in moist locations in open medium and watered frequently, especially when warm. Dry roots lead to leaf-tip dieback, or a browning of the leaf tip. Watering frequency can be reduced in the winter months, but these plants should never dry out completely.

HUMIDITY should be kept at 50% to 80%, and at high levels especially when temperatures are high. Frequent misting reduces the chance of mite and insect infection; at the same time, strong air movement must be provided to prevent spotting of the foliage.

FERTILIZER should be applied at regular intervals. Most growers fertilize with a diluted concentration every week to two weeks. For plants in bark, use a 30-10-10 high nitrogen formulation, alternating with a 20-20-20 balanced formulation; in the blooming season, which is mainly summer, use a 10-30-20 bloom booster formulation. Plants grown in osmunda need fertilization only infrequently.

POTTING is best right after summer bloom, as most plants seem to grow year-round. Plants that rest in the winter may be repotted in the spring. The best flowerings come from large clumps of plants, so large baskets with 1~2" spacing between slats are usually used. An airy, yet moist medium seems to work best, such as medium-grade fir bark (often mixed with sphagnum peat) or osmunda fiber. Baskets are most often lined with moss before plants are placed in the medium; this allows the pendulous inflorescences to grow through the bottom of the basket. Pre-moisten the potting medium so that the roots do not dry severely after repotting. Vigorous plants may need repotting every three years.

Available Plants: minimum 3 pseudobulbs Blooming Sizes bare-rooted @ $30 unless noted otherwise.

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References:

American Orchid Society

Home Orchid Growing 4th Edition , authored by Rebecca Tyson Northen and published by Simon & Schuster, Simon & Schuster Building, Rockefeller Center 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York , New York 10020 ISBN 0-671-76327-X

Lecture on Stanhopeas by Rudolf Jenny at the JPC meeting at the Holiday Inn North, Newark Airport, Newark, NJ on Nov. 1, 1997

100 Beautiful Himalayan Orchids and How to Grow Them by Udai C. Pradhan / Satyam C. Pradhan and published by Tej K. Pradhan, Primulaceae Books kalimpong 7340301, Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, West Bengal, India ISBN 81-85423-03-2

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