Happy Holidays my friends!
The season is upon us! Things I love: Christmas songs, holiday decorations, shopping, family, games. Things I hate: winter cold and shipping delays. Sadly, we must take the bad with the good. To prepare for the inevitable, I posted answers to common shipping questions here.
But let’s talk about good things like a holiday SALE!! Woohoo! I have orchids–some might say too many orchids–and you want orchids. Let’s make a deal! You buy $149 or more in orchids, and I’ll give you 10% off. Use coupon code ELF10 at checkout. Good through December 15, 2021. (I extended the date)
And what should you get? Here’s a short list of popular items:
Neofinetia falcata: There are a lot of Neos back in stock, and I’ve got some special guys that I still need to post. Easy to grow, these are great presents to yourself and orchids growers of all levels. Check out other plants in the Japanese Collection to find great picks for lovers of small, variegated, fragrant orchids.
Bulbophyllums: I have greatly expanded my Bulbo offerings over the last year or so. There are so many neat colors and forms available I can’t seem to stop buying them. While they love moisture, they are also very forgiving of drying out.
Dendrobiums: You know they’re my favorite! I’ve got big, small, and everything in between. Mounted, potted, great form or great flowers (or both)–if you don’t already have some dendrobiums, it’s time to see what you’re missing.
Looking for something funky? Want to make your friends jealous with your unusual orchid acquisitions? Here are some specific suggestions to help you expand your horizons.
Schoenorchis: These super minis are mounted but don’t love being wet. They have a surprising diversity of forms and sport super tiny flowers. They’re like fairy orchids.
Gastrochilus: These can be grown potted or mounted, and they stay quite small. The flowers are colorful and interesting which makes this a great choice for both form and flower lovers.
Leptotes: This Cattleya relative is easy to grow mounted or potted. It usually bloom late winter/early spring, and it is quite reliable. Another great beginner genus.
Creepers: There are many orchids that have a creeping habit that I love including Dendrobium jenkinsii, Schoenorchis scolopendria, Epidendrum porpax, and Bulbophyllum lindleyanum (and all other Bulbos).
Variegated species: Not many orchids are variegated, so the unusual leaves make these guys very special. Many selections in the Japanese Collection are variegated such as Neofinetia falcata Koto Fukurin, Dendrobium moniliforme Geumsong, Sedirea japonica Shima, and Cymbidium sinense Shi Men. I also have variegated versions of Dendrobium kingianum (fragrant!) and Dendrobium loddigesii (a creeper).
Looking for something fragrant? Top picks include EVERYTHING in the Japanese Collection (Neos, Den. moniliforme, Sedirea japonica (all varieties), and Asian Cymbidiums), Neostylis Lou Sneary, Dendrobium trigonopus, Dendrobium kingianum, Dendrobium linawianum, Maxiliaria tenuifolia, and Maxillaria variabilis.
Can’t decide? You can purchase a gift certificate! Just email me at kristen@newworldorchids and we will work out the details!
I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season!