Orchids on a stick

We mount our epiphytic orchids on harwood braches, cork bark, or rocks, so their roots are freely exposed to water and air as in nature. Orchids on a stick are atractive and natural-looking, never need repotting, and are next to impossible to overwater.

Here are some of my favorites.
a terrific creeping mini miniature with 1/2" leaves that quickly cover its mount, many 3" single flowered spikes emerge simultaneously producing a beautiful display of 1" yellow green flowers, this frequent bloomer is a great addition to any miniature collection Barbosella / handroi Brazil
Guatemala Barkeria / spectabilis Andy's favorite Barkeria, stocky very thick-rooted 3"-5" clumping deciduous stems, spring blooming 6" spikes with 2 1/2" variable colored flowers ranging from white to dark pink with large flat purple-spotted lip
the "Lady of the Night Orchid" known down south as "Dama de la Noche", terete 5" leaves, 3" spikes are adorned with several spidery pale green 3"+ flowers, large white heart shaped lip, fragrant in the evening and at night, blooms continuously from May to December with correct culture, easy grower Brassavola / nodosa Mexico
Australia Bulbophyllum / elisae Very rare and not seen in the trade often, a bizarre species as so many things Aussie has squatty half inch bulbs that have these bumpy spines that are equally distributed topped with a 2” leaf, wiry 4” spikes carry elegant spreading 1-1/2” light greenish yellow 3 sepaled blooms
awesome miniature orchid with clumping semi-pendant branching stems with 1 1/2" semi-terete dark green leaves, the lovely 3/8" flowers appear in periodic flushes along the stem, the widely open blooms are a pure crystalline snow white, very attractive Ceratostylis / philippinensis Philippines
Ecuador Cochlioda / vulcanica This superlative compact Oncidium relative has clustering 2" flattened bulbs with attractive 5" dark green leaves, multiple simple or branched spikes from 8" to 16", carrying many crystalline hot pink 2" flowers with a prominent three-lobed white pink-tipped lip
best of the genus!!! truly beautiful foliage and flowers, recently reintroduced from Vietnam, round clustered 2" bulbs topped with a pair of dark green 14" leaves, erect 15" spikes emerge from the center of new growths carrying up to a dozen 4" blooms, snow white sepals and petals are fully shaped and overlapping, lip is white with a yellow hairy callus, mild fragrance, spring/fall bloomer, easy grower. *Due to the size of the orchid additional shipping may apply. Coelogyne / mooreana Vietnam
Nepal Dendrobium / aphyllum ssp latifolium A dwarf form with darker pink purple flowers and canes up to 10" long, blooms in June to July, tolerates cooler winter temperatures
Easy-growing dwarf plant with branching slender pseudobulbs up to 5" long, produces several fragrant long-lasting 2" pink flowers with a fringed purple-rose lip with an orange disc, a variegated leaf form with white and red marking on its foliage, exceptionaly rare. Dendrobium / loddigesii variegated Burma
Java Dendrobium / mutabile this wetter-growing Dendrobium has long arching and pendant, graceful canes which bear clusters of pure white flowers with yellow nectaries through out the year that twinkle in direct sunlight; the 1" blooms have a variable, somewhat mutant shape, hence the name; plant is easy to grow and probably tolerates a wide range of temperatures
a beautiful tri-lip form or peloric form of the species Dendrobium / nobile var. cooksonianum India
New Guinea Dendrobium / antennatum wonderfully floriferous plant, leafy 18" canes bear multitudes of 10" spikes, each spike carries 8 to 12 blooms, these white 2-1/2" flowers are characterized by their green antenna-like petals and violet striated lip, ever-blooming, loves to grow very bright and warm. (Additional shipping may apply due to size of plant)
this attractive mini is named after its beautiful lip, cigar-shaped fat 3" pseudobulbs with bluish-green 2" leaves, 1- 1/2" flowers appear at random from leaf nodes on leafless canes, blooms throughout the year, sepals and petals are creamy white, broad bilobed lip is bright orange with a scarlet throat, easy grower Dendrobium / bellatulum Thailand
New Ireland Dendrobium / bracteosum (pink form) terrific compact plant, upright 1 ft. stems with glossy green leaves, flowers appear in June on deciduous canes, these great 1" blooms last up to 4 months, pink flowers with contrasting yellow lips are tightly clustered covering the entire cane
a terrific compact plant, upright 1' stems with glossy green leaves, flowers appear in June on deciduous canes, these great 1" blooms last up to 4 months, white flowers with contrasting bright orange yellow lips are tightly clustered covering the entire cane, summer/fall bloomer, likes to grow bright, large beautifully mounted established plants Dendrobium / bracteosum (white form) New Guinea
New Guinea Dendrobium / capituliflorum known as the "Toothbrush Orchid", attractive dwarf 5" plant, dark green oval 3" leaves with a beautifully contrasting dark purple underside, dense upright clusters of green and white flowers grow along the deciduous canes and resemble bristles hence the nickname
a truly beautiful miniature with extremely large flowers for its size (closely allied to D. bellatulum), with stocky 3" bulbs carrying 1 1/2" green leaves, the gorgeous 1-1/2" long lasting flowers are borne on the upper nodes of the cane, the wide spreading blooms are pure white with a lip that has a brilliant orange-yellow throat Dendrobium / christyanum type dwarf form China
Thailand Dendrobium / nobile (Thailand) this orchid is medium in stature, and has swollen nodes, making its pseudobulbs look almost like green balls on a chain; light raspberry-fragranced 3" blooms appear after the plant becomes deciduous and is given a drier winter rest; astounding color contrasts of pink petals and sepals with purple tips, complete with a lip containing a large and round maroon spot, this orchid is the parent of many Dendrobium hybrids, despite looking more beautiful than most of them.
this is a nwely named species that is like a more compact version of D. atroviolaceum, long lasting fragrant, creamy white blossoms with pointed purple spotted & striped lips are long-lasting and have a shape and appearance typical of other Dendrobiums of the Latourea section; lip is veined around the column, the sepals and petals usually have purplish spotting. Dendrobium / normanbyense (atroviolaceum pygmy) New Guinea
Australia Dendrobium / rigidum drought tolerant creeping branching pendulous stems produce a single thick succulent 1" leaf which is gray-green spotted with purple when grown bright, short spikes with numerous clusters of charming 3/4" flowers, sepals and petals are creamy-white and spreading, lip is bright red, very easy grower, fragrant and free-flowering
A recently discovered showy species closely allied to Dendrobium bracteosum, clustering 4" to 6" tapering canes are semi-deciduous, many short densely flowered spikes produce upright cones of 1" flowers that are highly variable in color, ranging from pure white to pink to dark purple, it differs from bracteosum in its smaller stature, slightly larger flowers, and dark red lip - blooms last for many months Dendrobium / tannii Moluccas
Bahamas Encyclia / altissima very upright tall species that likes it really bright and fairly dry growing up to 2 feet tall, erect spikes reach up to 5 feet high with branched panicles carrying tons of very fragrant 2" showy blooms with a widely flared mustard yellow veined purple lip.
a cluster of round attractive marble-like 1" bulbs, they are topped with pairs of stiff flat linear 4" leaves, thin warty 15" simple or branched spikes produce up to 20 attractive 2" blooms, outspread sepals and petals are apple green with occasional red/brown veins, flattened lip is pure white with red spotting and wavy margins, easy grower, mild fragrance Encyclia / microbulbon Mexico
Brazil Encyclia / allemanii
Encyclia / pyriformis Cuba
Mexico Encyclia / radiata beautiful plant often confused with and sold as Enc. fragrans (fragrans has only one leaf per bulb), pseudobulbs up to 6" tapered on top and bottom, 3 to 4 light green 6" to 10" leaves, 6" spikes emerge from the top of the bulbs carrying up to 15 cream-colored 1" flowers with a white lip covered with purple striations, can flower twice a year, blooms last 3 months, intense sweet fragrance, easy grower
taller plant with a climbing growth habit that stair steps upwards. Epidendrum / magnoliae (conopseum) large form Florida
Peru Epidendrum (Nanodes) / longirepens (mini discolor)
a favorite mini-miniature twig epiphyte, Phalaenopsis-like growth habit with pendant 2" leaves, short spikes produce consecutive charming chartreuse 1" blooms with a ruby red spotted lip, nearly ever-blooming, easy grower, heavily fragrant, likes to grow moist Haraella / odorata Taiwan
Mexico Laelia / albida 'Blue Boy" Splash petaled lip and sepals with coerulea, established mounted divisions
extinct in the wild and perhaps the best of the Mexican Laelias, swollen cigar-shaped 4" bulbs bear 2 to 3 stiff erect 10" leaves, apical spikes emerge in the fall growing to 30" and carrying up to 10 well-rounded magenta/red 3" blooms that are awesome, lip is violet/red with a red-veined white center and a yellow keel, mildly fragrant, grows as easily as L. anceps. (Additional shipping may apply due to size of plant) Laelia / gouldiana Mexico
Brazil Leptotes / bicolor an awesome miniature, easy growing and very floriferous, clustered 1/2" bulbs with curved terete semi-pendant 3" leaves, 1/2" spikes emerge from the top of the bulbs carrying up to 4 white 2" blooms, outspread and narrow sepals and petals, lip is white, tipped with amethyst purple and a yellow base, aromatic seed pods can be used to produce vanilla
exquisite miniature that hummingbirds will battle over, narrow 2" bulbs topped with thick angular 3" red-spotted bluish-green leaves, 1/2" purple flowers look like clusters of grapes on the tips of 18" perpetual spring-blooming spikes, easy grower. Nageliella (Hartwegia) / purpurea Mexico
Japan Neofinetia / falcata (Onamisecai) monotypic genus in my opinion, lovely 5" tall miniature with Vanda-like growth-habit, dark-green flat oval 3" leaves, branches freely from lower leaf axils forming multiple growths, free-flowering with 3 to 7 blooms on short spikes, gorgeous pure white 1 1/4" flowers, was considered sacred by Samurai in Japan, extremely sweet fragrance, easy grower.
a miniature Oerstedella rarely exceeding 1 ft. in height, thin purple-warted canes with 2" thin linear leaves, plant freely branches and quickly becomes a specimen, long-lasting flowers appear in mid-winter and spring, 1" blooms appear in dense clusters on the apex of all growths, pink petals with a lilac bilobed lip, puts on a great display. Oerstedella (Epidendrum) / centradenia Costa Rica
Cuba Oncidium (Tolumnia) / velutinum a miniature equitant with fan-shaped growths spaced every 1" along a creeping rhizome, curved 2" leaves, 6" spikes carry many 3/4" blooms, sepals and petals are pink with a brown base, four-lobed lip is lavender with a yellow crest.
a pretty keen absolutely mini creeping plant, thick 3/4" fleshy leaves are closely arranged on a meandering rhizome, short spikes carry several dainty blooms held just above the foliage, the 1/4" flowers are cuppy and star-like with pale orange tepals and a tiny elongated bright magenta lip Pleurothallis / minutalis (oxios) Mexico
Mexico Pleurothallis / pubescens (Mexico)
a terrific mini-mini epiphyte with very thin orange-tipped white roots, plant forms multigrowth tufts of 2" leaves, flowers appear in dense clusters around the entire base of the plant, the 1/4" blooms are brick-red and very long-lasting, puts on a charming 3-month summer display. Pleurothallis / tribuloides Belize
Tanzania Polystachya / subdiphylla
Allied to S. fragrans a real mini-miniature delight, very compact with a vandaceous growth habit with 1/2" rough reddish-purple leaves and thick white warty roots, condensed 1/2" bunches of brilliant lavender 1/8" flowers, a tough durable plant Schoenorchis / tixieri Vietnam
Costa Rica Trichosalpinx / sp. (Costa Rica) Nearly always blooming delightful dwarf species with bluish green ovate 1 1/2" leaves on wiry 3" sheathed stems, short densely flowered spikes emerge from the base of the undersides of the leaves, with 1/8" open birds-beak shaped cabernet-copper and yellow colored flowers with a wobbly lip
Rare and showy species from South Africa, compact grower with thin textured 6" strap like leaves with thick white roots, flush bloomer with very beautiful intricate 1/2" bronze flowers tightly arranged on 6" to 8" spikes, sweetly fragrant. Tridactyle / tricuspis South Africa
Philippines Tuberolabium (Saccolabium) / escritorii
a must for any serious Vanda collector, tolerates cooler growing conditions, this large and stately plant is almost extinct in the wild; 4" flowers are round and lightly overlaid with an unmistakable pale blue netting on a white background; small lip is a darker blue/lavender; looks like a big blue butterfly with purplish/yellow pollinia for eyes. Vanda / coerulea China
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