Orchids

Last updated: 16-04-2018


 

Over the next few months we will be offering an increasing number of orchids. These are generally in stock but in some instances may take up to 14 days to arrive. Plants are currently only available to the UK & EEC. All prices are in UK sterling. Please read our terms and conditions before placing your order. Also please state a few substitutes as some species/cultivars are in very short supply or are unavailable during certain parts of the year (especially winter)...where no substitutes are named we will send you a substitute of our own choice...new plants arrived since last update marked with .

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Species Description Price Guide
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Dartfrog Orchid selection Our choice of 3 x orchid species suitable for the vivarium. Each type will be a fully rooted bulb. price is inclusive of postage & packing (unless ordered with other items). RRP would be at least £40 including postage.

Please do not ask for certain types of plants to be included. Please purchase named plants separately
£34.99

Miniature epiphytic orchid
our choice

At the moment we are unable to obtain a constant supply of one particular species of orchid so we offer an unspecified type (at the time of ordering) and will send one from Angraeceum, Bulbophyllum, Dendrobium, Harella, Leptotes, Oncidium or Phaelonopsis. Invariably this will be an established plant mounted on EpiWeb. £11.99
Giant or Elephant Angraecum
Angraecum elephantinum
This fantastic small-medium orchid comes from Madagascar where it grows epiphytically in trees. It does well in shady locations under cool to medium warmth with relatively high humidity.

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£14.99
Temporarily
Out of Stock
Scott's Angraecum
Angraecum scottianum
A much-sought-after small orchid from the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean where it grows epiphytically in trees. It does well in well lit, warm locations with relatively high humidity. £14.99
Bulbophyllum species A fantastic tiny-leaved species with a bulbous stem. Grows really well under a humid, warm environment and is a creeping form. It doesn't like the roots too wet but thrives when uniformally damp. Plants provided growing on Epiweb.

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£11.99
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Out of Stock
Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann Buckleberry

Description coming soon...

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£15.99
Bulbophyllum falcatum

Description coming soon...

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£14.99
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Out of Stock
Bulbophyllum maximum

Huge (in Bulbophyllum terms) orchid coming from warm to hot forests and river banks throughout Central and Southern Africa. The leaves can attain over 20cm in length. Requires a dry period during the winter where the bulbs shrivel slightly. Produces a magnificent spray of small flowers. Offered as specimens mounted on cork or tree fern.

£24.99
Bulbophyllum odoratissimum

Description coming soon...

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£13.99
Bulbophyllum sumatranum

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£12.99
Bulbophyllum tingabarinum

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£14.99
The Enchanting Cyrtochilum
Cyrtochilum meirax
These plants occur in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru growing at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters. They do well in cool to moderately warm vivaria. The beautiful yellow/orange flowers are produced during spring.

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£14.99
Temporarily
Out of Stock
Dendrobium kingianum This eastern Australian species known as the pink rock orchid is easy to grow. It both flowers ond offsets regularly. Fantastic for the warm, humid vivarium where given good light it will thrive. Plants provided growing on Epiweb, tree fern or cork.

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£11.99
Epidendrum porpax A dwarf Central American species that will grow in warm to intermediate conditions. It forms tight clumps and tends to climb. It doesn't like the roots too wet but thrives when uniformally damp. Plants provided growing on Epiweb.

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£13.99
Bicolored orchid
Leptotes bicolor
This lovely epiphytic species of orchid is native to Paraguay and eastern/southern Brazil. It is the type species of the genus Leptotes. Its flowers and fruits are used as a substitute for vanilla in milk and ice cream. The flowers are white.

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£12.99
Birds Crest Orchid
Ornithocephalus species
This is a genus of around 50 species hailing from Central & South America. Plants should be grown in shady conditions with intermediate to warm temperatures. Plants do best mounted on Epiweb, cork or tree fern fibers and prefer to be dried out between waterings.

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£12.99
Jewel Orchid
Ludisia discolor
A classic favorite terrestrial orchid that is great for beginners and advanced terrarium keepers alike. It prefers medium to low light and high humidity. Produces large white flowerd on tall stalks. Leaves are quite sturdy and of velvet texture. Native to S.E. Asia. Plants provided in 3 - 4" pots. £11.99
Snakeskin Orchid
Macodes petola
A classic favorite terrestrial orchid that is great for beginners and advanced terrarium keepers alike. It prefers medium to low light and high humidity. Produces large pink/white flowerd on tall stalks. Leaves are quite sturdy and of velvet texture. Native to S.E. Asia. Plants provided in 3 - 4" pots. £15.99
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Out of Stock
The Variable Maxillaria
Maxillaria variabilis

This free-flowering epiphytic orchid ranges from Mexico to Panama, and probably into the Guyanas.

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£15.99
The Horse Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis equestris
This super little plant is found growing in warm valleys near streams in Philippines to Taiwan at elevations of 0 to 300 meters. Requires intermediate to warm temperatures and is best grown in medium orchid bark under moderate light. Water weekly and keep uniformally moist but not wet. Reduce watering during the winter.

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£18.99
Phaelonopsis Mini Mark

This super little Phaelopsis species is composed of 50% P. philippinensis, 25% P. maculata and 25% P. lobbii
sent either in small pot or on EpiWeb. Enjoys warm, humid conditions but can be kept drier during winter. Keep roots damp but not wet.
Flowers are variable raging from white/orange to pink/purple.
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£14.99
Temporarily
Out of Stock
Allen's Pleurothallis
Pleurothallis allenii
This small species, named after the botanist Paul Hamilton Allen, occurs in Panama at elevations of 550 to 1000 meters. It requires partial shade and cool to intermediate conditions. Grow it in fine orchid bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

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£14.99
Pleurothallis costaricense A small species with rib-like leaves and providing a lovely spray of small flowers. Hails from Costa Rica and Panama where is enjoys warm, humid conditions. Keep roots damp but not wet. Plants provided growing on Epiweb or in pot.

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£14.99
Pleurothallis grobyi A tiny species with a dense growth of small oblong leaves and providing a lovely spray of small yellow flowers. max height 5cm. Hails from Brazil where is enjoys warm, humid conditions. Keep roots damp but not wet. Plants provided growing on Epiweb, Xaxim or in a pot. £15.99
The Helleborine Rusci Majoris-Like Leaf Pleurothallis
Pleurothallis ruscifolia
A Central and northern South American species occuring in pristine montane forests at elevations up to 2000m. Require intermediate to warm temperatures under good lighting and does best in an open substrate such as medium orchid bark.

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£12.99
Pleurothallis tripterantha A larger Pleurothallid with elongate deep green leaves and provides a lovely spray of yellow/orange flowers. max height 12cm. Hails from throughout Central and north-central South America where is enjoys warm, humid conditions. Keep roots damp but not wet. Plants provided growing on Epiweb, Xaxim or in a pot. £15.99
Pleurothallis yucatanensis A small species with rib-like leaves and providing a lovely spray of small flowers. Hails from the semi-tropical forests of the Yucatan, Mexico where is enjoys warm, humid conditions. Keep roots damp but not wet. Plants provided growing on Epiweb or in pot.

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£14.99
Psygmorchis pusilla An ultra-miniature epiphyte hailing from Central America, Bolivia and Ecuador. The beautiful yellow bloom almost look disproportionate to the plant itself. Prefers to be mounted vertically so the roots are kept uniformally moist. Requires optimum temperatures of 25 - 28 C.

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£15.99
The Hairy Tongued Restrepia
Restrepia trichoglossa
This orchid is found in cloud forests from Mexico (Chiapas) to Panama, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 300 to 3200 meters. Keep plant in moderate light to partial shade.Grow in cool to intermediate conditions in a substrate of fine orchid bark mixed with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

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£14.99
The Japanes Sedirea
Sadirea japonica
Occurs in the sub-tropical forests of Japan and Korea at elevations of around 100 meters. Grow in moderately bright light in cool to intermediate temperatures between 50º to 75º F. Water regularly and allow the medium to dry out between waterings. Plant should be potted in a open mix of full treefern or 60% bark 40% perlite. Keep humidity around 40 to 60%

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£14.99
Gomera (Sigmatostalix)
radicans

A creeping, grass-like orchid from the humid sub-tropics of Brazil. This produces a regular spray of small white flowers from September to February.
An excellent species for the dart frog vivarium.

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£13.99
Specklinia lanceola

A tiny Pleurothallid with small green leaves and provides a lovely spray of orange flowers. max height 3cm. Uncommon highland species found in Costa Rica, Jamaica and Mexico where is enjoys cool, humid conditions. Keep roots damp but not wet. Plants provided growing on Epiweb, Xaxim or in a pot.

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£15.99
Silvery Stelis
Stelis argentata
An epiphyte that clusters on tree branches in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela at elevations of 120 to 2200 meters. Keep plant in partial shade under cool to warm conditions. Pot in fine orchid bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

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£13.49
  Peruvian Stelis
Stelis sp. Peru
An tiny-leaved dense-growing epiphyte that clusters on tree branches in the Tarapoto region of Peru at elevations of up to 300m. Keep plant in partial shade under warm, humid conditions. Esseentially an epiphyte, wrap the root-ball in live moss and mist freely but allow root ball to dry slightly every so often.

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£14.99

 

 

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