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Fresh Cut Orchids

Thai Orchids and Leis Gulfport
Thai Orchids and Leis Gulfport
Thai Orchids and Leis Gulfport

Cymbidium Orchids

Cymbidium orchids are also called ‘Boat Orchids’ as their name comes from the Latin word for ‘boat’. They are native to Southeast Asia and are now more widely grown, especially in China.

Like most orchids they are found in a large variety of colors. Most common are pinks and greens, with some orange. Cymbidium are often used in wedding bouquets. Some are fragrant.


Mokara Orchids

Mokara is an artificial hybrid generic name. It derives from the combination of ArachnisX Ascocentrum X Vanda. Mokara Hybrids are now the more popular cutflowers when considering the non- dendrobium type flowers.

Cultivation and propogation are very similar to those for the arandas. The first Mokara hybrid was called Mokara Wai Liang, named after C.Y. Mok of Singapore. This hearty hybrid has a unique flower shape and the potential to last up to two or three weeks in the vase with proper care.

Dendrobium Orchids

Dendrobium orchids get their name from their habit of growing attached to trees, like the Hawaiian hono hono orchids. There are over one thousand different species of dendrobium. Most are native to parts of Asia.

Dendrobium are easy to care for. They bloom most in the summer months and flower production can slow in the winter. Even in tropical areas such as Hawaii this winter ‘resting’ can be observed. When they do grow, they grow quickly. New growth appears from the base of the plant and soon produces spikes on which the flowers bloom. Most are not fragrant.

Its beauty, ease of care and frequent blooming make it a popular choice for hobbyists. The flowers are used in Hawaiian lei making as they are durable once picked. The most popular graduation leis are made from dendrobium orchids. Colors for dendrobiums are varied but most are shades of purple and lavender with many white and a natural green. There is a variety with thin, extended petals called antelope orchids since the petals are said to resemble the horns of an antelope.