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Carter and Holmes Orchids works to provide a variety of different orchids for sale including rare species, classic mericlones, new and unique hybrids grown from seed and more. Our goal is to offer healthy, vigorous plants that will thrive in different growing conditions, though we consider our 'niche' to be orchids that are suitable for the beginner or hobby grower. Our selections for sale will vary throughout the year.

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  1. Cattleya Brabantiae 'El Toro' AM/AOS

    Cattleya Brabantiae 'El Toro' AM/AOS

    SKU:8541M/30

    Cattleya Brabantiae 'El Toro' AM/AOS (aclandiae x loddigesii)

    We know you will love the heavily spotted pink blooms of this awarded clone. Flowers will be over four inches across and appear in groups with as many as four blooms per stem.  Plants are very compact, with round bifoliate leaves.  Best suited for mount or basket culture to prevent overwatering in the winter months.  

    Plants are growing in 3" mesh baskets

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below

    $15.95
  2. Cattleya Mark Jones

    Cattleya Mark Jones x Cattleya Mark Jones 'Newberry'

    SKU:10188/25

    An exciting new offering!  Standard sized, bifoliate plants will have clusters of waxy green or cream blooms showing a heavy overlay dark red freckles.  Bright magenta colored lips. Suitable for Basket or Mount culture but can also be grown in pots with well draining media.

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below

    $12.00
  3. Dendrobium finisterrae  *Unusual Species*

    Dendrobium finisterrae *Unusual Species*

    SKU:10566/25

    Dendrobium finisterrae

    Where do you go to find such an unusual looking orchid?  Why to the ends of the earth of course!  This prickly looking species is native to the Finisterre Mountain range in Papua, New Guinea.  The Latin root for the name of these mountains literally means End of the Earth.  Thankfully we don't have to travel that far anymore to add one to our collections.  Lush dark, green foliage rests on tapered pseudobulbs.  Bloom stems appear from the top of the growth in late spring and emerge to hold several green and white blooms.  The backs of the flowers are covered in prickly hairs, while the cupped lip shows dark maroon-red veins and spots.   Plants may lose some leaves during seasonal changes but should not lose all foliage unless plant is under extreme stress.  Even then, if leaves drop simply water carefully until new growth appears. 

    Growing Suggestions:  We suggest this as an intermediate grower.  In nature plants are found at high elevations where light is bright but temperatures are mostly cool year round.  Leaves can burn under high temperature or too bright light.  Maintain at least some water and humidity year round (no dry spell) but more is needed during the warm growing months.  

      We have a limited quantity of these plants happily growing in 2.5" pots.  Plants are expected to be flowering size in approximately two years.


     

       To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

    These beautiful plants were provided by our friends at a wholesale orchid nursery in Hawaii. Because we did not raise them in our greenhouses, we can not guarantee them to be virus free as we would our own lab grown material. Otherwise, we guarantee your satisfaction and safe delivery as with other plant purchases.

    $17.95
  4. Dendrobium trantuanii *Rare Miniature*

    Dendrobium trantuanii *Rare Miniature*

    SKU:10567/25

    Dendrobium trantuanii

    This showstopping miniature is back on the scene!  Originally from Vietnam, this species is best known for its generous flower size on diminutive plants.  Short (approximately 6" tall), flattened pseudobulbs carry pairs of silvery-pale green leaves through most of the year.  Plants are at least partly deciduous, dropping leaves when they experience changes in growing conditions or climate.  (If leaves turn yellow and drop when moving the plant from one location to another this doesn't mean it is lost.)  The white and pink blushed blooms have a plastic-like appearance with a shiny texture. Slightly sweet but musty fragrance that is not overpowering. 

    Growing Suggestions:  Since this species has not been as widespread in cultivation up until now, some growers are still discovering the best way to cultivate plants.  They seem to appreciate pots with a loose-well draining media that still holds humidity for the delicate roots.  Can be grown on mounts but frequent watering will be needed to keep the plant hydrated.  Bright, indirect light is best for mature plants.  Younger seedlings can be acclimated from medium to bright light over time, to encourage stronger growths and better flowering.  

     We have a small batch of these plants happily growing in 2.5" pots.  Plants are flowering size, and some have even bloomed in the past.  New flowers are expected in the next 6-12 months, in season. 


     

       To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

    These beautiful plants were provided by our friends at a wholesale orchid nursery in Hawaii. Because we did not raise them in our greenhouses, we can not guarantee them to be virus free as we would our own lab grown material. Otherwise, we guarantee your satisfaction and safe delivery as with other plant purchases.

    $24.95
  5. Laelia Pulcherrima

    Laelia Pulcherrima

    SKU:9997/25

    (lobata concolor ‘Jeni’ AM/AOS x purpurata carnea ‘Newberry Perfection’).

    Our newest remake of this elegant primary hybrid. The rare light pink form of lobata is combined with our best white and pink form of purpurata. We expect to see lovely light pinks such as above, with several blooms per stem. Lightly Fragrant.

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below

    $12.00
  6. Lc. Floralia's Azul 'Sandra' AM/AOS x Cattleya amethystoglossa coerulea 'Blue Sky'

    Lc. Floralia's Azul 'Sandra' AM/AOS x Cattleya amethystoglossa coerulea 'Blue Sky'

    SKU:10058/25

    Lc. Floralia's Azul 'Sandra' AM/AOS x Cattleya amethystoglossa coerulea 'Blue Sky'

    (We are showing a photo of what we expect flowers to appear like).

    A new blue cattleya offering.  The first parent is a free flower compact grower with oversized blooms.  Lovely sweet fragrance.  The species amethystoglossa will add a cluster-style bloom habit and hopefully some blue and purple petal freckles. These are showing lush green foliage with semi-bifoliate growth habit.  Expected to mainly be winter blooms but there could be some surprises!

    We have a new crop of plants established in 2.5" pots.  

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

    $12.00
  7. Lc. Mary Elizabeth Bohn ‘Royal Flare’ AM/AOS

    Lc. Mary Elizabeth Bohn ‘Royal Flare’ AM/AOS

    SKU:8677M/35

    Lc. Mary Elizabeth Bohn ‘Royal Flare’ AM/AOS

    The return of a favorite! This clone has striking lavender-blue flowers with even deeper flares of color on the petals and the lip. Blooms appear in large clusters during the fall months. Mature plants will have tall, bifoliate growths similar to its Cattleya bowringiana parent.

    New Larger pot size being offered.  Plants are well established in 3.5" pots.

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

    $22.00
  8. Maxillaria variabilis (gold)

    Maxillaria Ben Berliner *New Size*

    SKU:10166/60

    Maxillaria Ben Berliner

    (Maxillaria variabilis (gold) x tenuifolia aurea)

    Our remake was made using the less common yellow forms of both species. We expect to see miniature yellow blooms, some with dark eyes and some with reddish freckles. The second parent is very fragrant so that may come through as well. These will prefer cool to intermediate temperatures and damp feet.  As they grow plants will become gorgeous specimens, suitable for baskets and hanging containers.  Flowers will appear mostly in the early to mid spring but plants can freely show blooms throughout the year.

    Growing Suggestions: We are currently growing these seedlings in containers with a light sphagnum moss blend.  This allows constant humidity around the roots without leading to rotten or soggy conditions.  Medium to bright light is best but plants must be kept in moderate temperatures to avoid leaf burn.  Good airflow is a must for healthy foliage.

     We are offering Blooming Size Plants growing in 6" plastic pots. These will not need to be repotted or disturbed for at least 12-18 months. 


     

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

    $32.00
  9. Maxillaria variabilis (gold)

    Maxillaria Ben Berliner *New*

    SKU:10166/50

    Maxillaria Ben Berliner

    (Maxillaria variabilis (gold) x tenuifolia aurea)

    Our remake was made using the less common yellow forms of both species. We expect to see miniature yellow blooms, some with dark eyes and some with reddish freckles. The second parent is very fragrant so that may come through as well. These will prefer cool to intermediate temperatures and damp feet.  As they grow plants will become gorgeous specimens, suitable for baskets and hanging containers.  Flowers will appear mostly in the early to mid spring but plants can freely show blooms throughout the year.

    Growing Suggestions: We are currently growing these seedlings in containers with a light sphagnum moss blend.  This allows constant humidity around the roots without leading to rotten or soggy conditions.  Medium to bright light is best but plants must be kept in moderate temperatures to avoid leaf burn.  Good airflow is a must for healthy foliage.

     We are offering Blooming Size Plants growing in 5" plastic pots. These will not need to be repotted or disturbed for at least 12-18 months. 


     

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

    $27.95
  10. Monnierara Millennium Magic *Black Orchid*

    Monnierara Millennium Magic *Black Orchid*

    SKU:BlackOrchid/40

     Monnierara Millennium Magic

    One of the few true 'Black Orchids'. We are offering a limited number of these awe-inspiring plants. Arching stems hold up to a dozen sparkling black flowers with a red flushed central column. Texture is waxy and has a glossy sheen.

    Plants are deciduous, dropping their foliage in late fall with new leaves to follow in the spring.  As with most plants of this kind, some lower/older leaf drop is normal at other times when season or growing conditions change. Water and fertilize regularly during the warm growing months, but reduce water and hold food during the fall and winter when plants are dormant. 

    We are offering plants well established in 4" pots.  All are blooming size but have not yet started flower spikes for this year. 

       To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

    $34.95

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