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Introducing Laturia Dendrobiums
Laturia Dendrobiums are one of several sub-families of Dendrobiums. The originate in New Guinea and the South Pacific.
They bloom from Winter into spring. Most will flower two or more times a year and the flowers are long lasting each time. They have an added advantage of not droping leaves like common Dendrobium. We will have large varities of species and hybrids in bloom from January to April. We usually get a second blooming in August. They are very unique yet most are no more expensive than common Dendrobiums.
Den. Andreé Millar is our favorite. In is a compact Dendrobium usually 8-12 inches in height with flower spikes above the plant another 4-5 inches. These often bloom for us three times a year. Flowers can last up to 12 weeks with new spikes developing as older flowers die off.
Den. convolutum is the parent of Andre Millar and a species. It is a little larger plant andthe flowers are similar. It is a strong parent.
Den. Dawn Marie is the parent of several large whites with an orange lip. We have several varieties through the Spring.
Den. spectabile is the king of Laturia species. It will grow to three feet in height and produce a spectacular display of flowers. After all it is named spectacular in latin. It only blooms once a year but the flowers last months.
We have a full TUTORIAL on this outstanding plant.
Den. Roy Tukunaga can have spots as well as pure white petals.
And the list goes on. We will have almost all of the laturia shown in
our PHOTO GALLERY OF LATURIA DENDROBIUM
The butterfly orchids of the Psychopsis family are truly outstanding. They will flower continuously on the same stem for 5-10 years with each flowering making the stem a little longer. We have had stems up to five feet long. While the stems look delicate they will withstand 40 mph winds without breaking.
We like the hybrid Psy. Mariposa the best. All Psychopsis look basically the same, but Mariposa is about 20% larger with a more rounded lip. The alba form appears more often than the parent Psychopsis papilio alba. Do not ask why a yellow flower is called white (alba) but that has been the varietal name. The alba form has been much more expensive as it was less common selling for $60 a single stem. The Mariposa we offer start at $35 for a single stem and double triple or even quadruple stems are coming to the market. Our stock plant has six stems.
Psychopsis are not known for producing keiki on the flower stem but we are starting to see a lot. We believe it is a result of the Companion and Essentials we have been spraying. We have on stem with 2 flowers and 9 keiki.
Gram. scriptum var. citreon are July to September bloomers. They are blooming now . The flowers last for use 6-8 weeks and if kept out fo the worst of the summer heat can stay attractive longer. We have two inch and 4 inch pots available as well as full size flowering size.
Gram. martae, Gram. scriptum and a cross of scriptum x martae flower in the spring to early summer. T hey went a long time into the late summer this year but finally we do not see any more flowers. Now is the time to re-pot those six inch pots into 8-10 inch pots or baskets. They grow fast and can double in size in a year.
We have received seedlings of our best Gram. martae flower from two seasons ago. They are now in four to six inch pots inch pots but selling with our two inch size and price. These are getting to be almost 3 years old and the largest are now going into 6 inch pots.
Try the chocolate orchid, Onc. Sharry Baby. It smells exactly like chocolate.
We have been shipping large multiple spike plants for the last few months and now the same plants are blooming again. They only have one spike so far but usually produce more. These plants are all blooming multiple times a year.
We have a new crop flowering. We have added divisions at a low price for those with a little patience. But only a little patience is needed as most divisions flower the first year.
We are dedicated to producing high quality orchids to beautify our lives.
Everyone starts as a beginner. We are ready to assist beginners in selection and care of your Orchids.
We can assist established collectors with new directions to expand their collections.
Check out the Psychopsis, the butterfly orchids, for an easy to grow but a decidedly different type of orchid. The species orchid section is growing and contains many unique plants.
We sell Orchids not shipping charges with low shipping and handling fees.
We always offer a maximum shipping charge of $15.00. Extra large blooming Vanda may require special shipping and we will notify you prior to any charges on your account.
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There are now over 3200 photos in the Orchid gallery and more being added each week.
Only some can be available for purchase at any given time. Contact us by email for personal assistance about alternate recommendations whenever something you really like is not available.
Coming - a calendar schedule of blooming months - we have been promising this list for months and have run into delays with the huge amount of name changes forced on us by botanists. We feel both old and new names should be listed but the thousands of items are a problem. We will probably release it piecemeal.