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Our Plants

We have a large range of orchid varieties with many listed in our shop. We have many more varieties that are not listed or available in small quantities. If there are any specific plants that you are seeking, please contact us as we may have some hidden away, or may know of where we can find them.

Please note that the images of the orchid flowers are intended as a guide only - actual flowers may vary in form.
Cymbidiums Image
A king amongst kings. Nothing can beat these plants for resilience and beauty. Ideally suited to our southern climates, newer varieties bring exciting colours, forms and fragrance. Cymbidiums grow quite readily in a free draining mix under 50% shade. Fertilise regularly to promote strong growth and flowers. Too much shade will lead to dark green leaves and less flowers.
 
 
Oncidium Alliance Image
The Spanish Dancers or Dancing Lady orchids. With a heritage that spans many genera and species, the combinations of colours and forms is insurpassable. These plants like intermediate conditions but will tolerate a wide range of environments. Our plants are grown cool all year round, but would probably benefit from some additional protection in winter. Fertilise regularly and you should be reward with 2 racemes per new growth on mature plants.
 
 
Dendrobiums Image
With new colours, freedom of flowering, ease of cultivation and suitability for a wide range of conditions, you cannot surpass the dendrobiums (and dockrillias, which are back in the dendrobium category).
Many of these plants are unflowered hybrids which means that they have potential to produce something spectacular. As they have yet to flower, we may not have images of them, but have a Google and you will get an idea of how they might look.
Dendrobiums are fairly easy to grow and will tolerate a wide range of conditions. Water well in dry months and fertilise regularly. Soft cane dendrobiums should be allowed a "rest" in winter - which means reduce the amount of water and don't fertilise until new growth start in the warmer months.
 
 
Sarcochilus Image
Sarcochilus orchids are gaining in popularity due to their compact form and an ever increasing range of colours and styles. These orchids are found along the east coast of Australia with some occuring in Tasmania. They are sometimes called Orange Blossom orchids or Ravine orchids (as they often grow in cool, shady valleys).
Best grown under 50 - 70% shade - a lot of growers place them under the bench so they get additional shading from plants overhead. These plants need protection from the extremes of heat and plenty of water in warm weather. Their compact size makes them ideal for indoor culture.
 
 
Warm Growers - Cattleyas/ Vandas and more Image
The warm growing orchids are ideally suited to more tropical areas, but will grow quite happily in cooler conditions (just much more slowly) provided you don't overwater them in winter. The cattleyas are the most spectacular and flamboyant of orchids reflecting a bygone era when corsages where big, bold and kitsch. If retro is not your style, then the newer breeding has produced miniatures, multi-headed and colourful flowers that can be long lasting, fragrant and oh so classy! Vandas are the classic tropical orchid growing well in baskets where their aerial roots can hang free. The flowers are so vibrant, large and textural that they don't look real.
 
 
Specialities, Species and Rare Plants Image
These are the rarer, more unusual and more exacting. Worth searching for, there are orchids here for every situation and taste.
 
 
Pots and Accessories Image
We stock a wide variety of pots for growing and displaying of orchids as well as many accessories that you may require.
 
 
Plants other than orchids Image
Orchids aren't the only plants that we grow. There are many other plants that grow well in with orchids. Bromeliads help to maintain humidity with the water stored in their vases and the fronds of ferns make a lovely backdrop for orchid flowers.