STARTER AND INTERMEDIATE and ADULT SIZED ORCHIDS IN FOR WINTER-SPRING TIME SALES!!! UP FOR AUCTION is one Cattleya, Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis, Vanda, or other Orchid either STARTER or INTERMEDIATE sized plant growing in 2-4" pot usually 3-7" tall with multiple leaves....OR ADULT EITHER GROWN OUT OR AS A DIVISION WHICH IS STATED IN THE INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION....The above Orchid main pic is a stock photo of one of our Mother Orchids in the nursery in bloom in 2012, while I will take photos and put them up when the Orchids get here of the individual Orchids themselves.... ...The bloom pic is of the following Orchid:
DENDROBIUM HONOHONO ANOSMUM BUDDED AND BLOOMING IN THE SPRING!!! BLOOMS COME ONLY ON THE NEW MATURE CANES EACH YEAR. THE LEAVES OF THE CANES ABOUT THE BLOOM START TURNING YELLOW AND ACTUALLY FALL OFF UP AND DOWN THE CANE....THEN SMALL BUDS FORM ON EACH SIDE OF THE SECTION OF THE CAN WHERE THE LEAVES FELL OFF. THE GROW LARGER AND LARGER UNTIL THEY BURST OPEN WITH THE BEAUTIFUL COLOR YOU SEE IN THE PICTURE!!!
WE GROW SOME OF OUR OWN AND EACH YEAR WE HAVE A LIMITED SUPPLY COMING IN THE SPRINGTIME. THEY COME USUALLY IN THREE MAJOR SIZES AND FROM OUR OWN NURSERY WE HAVE A FEW KIKIs AVAILABLE....
1. Kikis small division starter canes @ $19.95.
Triple cane 1 old 2 new25-36”--new
canes should bloom this year 1 @ $89.95
Dbl cane 1 old 1 new 28-32” new canes should
bloom this year--canes 3@ $59.95
Dbl cane 1 old 1 new--new canes
should bloom this year 26-29” 1@ $49.95
AGAIN REMEMBER THESE BLOOM ONLY IN THE SPRINGTIME USUALLY HERE IN TEXAS SOMETIME IN MARCH-MAY.
Honohono an Island favorite
By Scot Mitamura
It makes no sense to me.
Why do people love the plants they love? Here's a good example: The honohono orchid, Dendrobium anosmum, has been popular in Hawai'i for many years.
Honohono in Hawaiian refers to the plants' growth habit of alternating leaves, very similar to the honohono grass (which actually is not a grass) or wandering Jew.
The honohono name refers to the leaves, but it is the flowers and not the leaves that people remember it by.
The honohono orchid blooms best when fertilized and watered more in summer than in winter.
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In fact, the leaves fall off before flowering. I sometimes wonder about plant taxonomists too, because anosmum, its Latin name, means scentless.
Whoever named the plant probably was looking at a dried specimen, but it is the honohono orchid flower's incredible scent that gets everyone crazy about them every year.
The honohono orchid originated in Southeast Asia, where it is widespread.
It has slender stems that can easily reach grow 4 or 5 feet long. Flower colors range from lavender, to light pink, to white, there is even a semi-alba (white with a bluish lip), as well as a striped variety.
Blooming season normally ranges from March into May, so there is time to prepare for it now.
Local hybridizers are always trying to produce new color forms and to extend the blooming season.
Here is another crazy thing about the honohono: It comes from areas with monsoon climates, very wet in the summer and dry in the winter.
This raises problems for orchid enthusiast here because our rainy season is the opposite.
To make them blossom, we need to remember to water and fertilize them heavily in the summer and dry them slightly in the winter.
I don't think you can overwater a honohono in the summer.
Remember when we used to use the rice rinse water for the honohono? Could the secret be the talc in the water, or that we had to wash rice every day?
The honohono can be grown on hapu'u (tree-fern fiber) chunks, or in coconuts or even on cork bark. I prefer to grow them in plastic pots, with a bark and peat-moss mixture, not only because I'm cheap but because the plastic pots allow me to give the plants optimum moisture.
A growing area which has bright indirect sunlight will give you the best results. A temperature range from 55 to 85 degrees is ideal.
A slight chill in the winter will induce a good flowering season.
Propagation is quite simple. In June and July, cut old stems into four-inch sections and lay them in a tray of sterile potting mix or peat moss. Remember, new plantlets will emerge only from nodes that have not flowered.
Keep them moist and shaded, watch for slugs, and get ready to share with your friends.
One important tip is to sterilize the cutting tool that you are using after each stem. The best way is to flame them with a propane torch or cigarette lighter. Most diseases are spread by dirty tools. Cuttings should flower in a couple of years.
Visit Foster Botanical Garden's orchid display, and you will see the honohono in bloom from March into April. You also can see honohono at the Kunia and Windward orchid shows. Article by: Scot Mitamura, is orchid horticulturist for the Honolulu botanical gardens.
We divide orchids into four age groups: Seedlings(right out of the flask to 6 months old), Starter Orchids (plugs 6 months to a year old), Intermediate Size Orchids(1-2+yrs old old beginning to look mature), Mature Size Orchids including Divisions of mature Orchids 2+yrs old with the ability to bloom at any time-usually at their next blooming season). Buying younger plants is a good way to increase your collection variety at lower costs. Plant will normally be removed from pot and wrapped in paper towels and plastic or left in pot with less soil for ease in shipping. When they get to you they may look shriveled and roots dried up, but please place them in a cup of water for 2-3 hours and then plant them in Orchid soil mix and water in….Cattleyas, Dendrobiums, Vandas, Phalaenopsis, and others in all their various forms bloom throughout the year, however, there are many varieties that bloom in our winter! Just remember, these are tropical, sunlight loving fragile plants, and they just spent an average of about 2-3 days in the dark! They have been heated and cooled repeatedly, bounced, thrown, dropped, and generally through some rough times. We say this because we want customers to know that though the plant may look rough, it is tough indeed! Please give them good clean water and they will be flowering in 1+ years or less!
Winter Care for Orchids in general:
Light: Provide all possible light to the plants to make up for short days and poor light quality; this will ensure proper ripening of growth and strong flower stems.
Temperature: Can safely drop into the low 50s Fahrenheit (10-12 degrees Celsius) at night, particularly when day temperatures are low. High 50s and low 60s fahrenheit are preferable for nighttime; if possible, day temperatures of low 70s Fahrenheit are ideal.
Water: Water with care during short, cool days; water early in day to allow foliage to dry.
Fertilizer: Low nitrogen to encourage maximum flower potential.
Watch for: Slow drying of mix; diseases caused by stale conditions.
Plants are shipped out on Mondays,Tuesdays,Wednesdays, and sometimes on Saturdays...according to when the auction ends and payment received. Payment is due IMMEDIATELY at auction end thru PayPal. Therefore, late payment means slower shipping for you and plant possibly sold to secondary buyer, UNLESS YOU MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH ME VIA EBAY EMAIL. I take great care in wrapping plants to assure they arrive safely, but sometimes the Post Office gets careless and damages the package. I only ship plants to lower 48 states, no international shipping, don't ask!
If there is any problem, WE HAVE A 14-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE-SIMPLY RETURN THE PLANT IN GOOD CONDITION AND WE REFUND YOUR MONEY…email me with questions or problems.
ONCE THE PLANTS LEAVE MY POSSESSION I CAN NOT GUARANTEE ANYTHING AND YOU NEED TO TAKE UP SHIPPING PROBLEMS WITH THE POST OFFICE…. DUE TO TOO MANY VARIABLES SUCH AS POST OFFICE HANDLING, HEAT, AND COLD.
SHIPPING AND HANDLING IS FLAT $6.50. I COMBINE SHIPPING ON MOST AUCTIONS...of this size an added $3 per purchase beyond the 1st Orchid purchased example: 2 purchases=$6.50+3=$9.50.(EXCEPTION ARE LARGER ORCHIDS AND THERE WILL BE A DIFFERENCE IN SHIPPING SHOWN OR MENTIONED)
* ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS, SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL TRY TO ANSWER YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR FARM!!!!
JT FROM GREATER NEW WAVERLY, TEXAS!!!