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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. Ascofinetia Cherry Blossom

    Ascofinetia Cherry Blossom

    SKU:10564/25

    Ascofinetia Cherry Blossom

    (Neofinetia falcata ‘Chutenno’ x Asctm. ampullaceum [China Orange])

    A new remake of a classic miniature favorite.  The original cross yielded all soft pink and mauve blooms but this grex is also expected to add some orange coloring to the flowers giving a splash of pizzazz!  Great for small growing spaces as these will stay compact. Over time plants will produce multiple crowns for super showy specimens.

    Growing Suggestions: Best suited from intermediate to warm conditions like most members of the Vanda alliance.  Plants will reach approximately 10-12 inches across when mature, and have multiple growths or 'fans' per plant.  These should be grown in hanging baskets for best results, as they will have long aerial roots.  If grown in pots, always use a well-draining open media. High humidity with frequent mistings are needed, and plants should be fertilized every third or fourth watering year round.

    We have a small batch of these plants happily growing in 2.5" pots.  Plants are expected to flower for the first time within 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.

    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
  2. Bpl. Fiftieth Anniversary 'Newberry'

    Bpl. Fiftieth Anniversary 'Newberry'

    SKU:9378M/25

    Bpl. Fiftieth Anniversary 'Newberry'

     (Bl. Richard Mueller x Epidendrum magnoliae)

     Return of a customer favorite!  This mericlone is a compact grower with semi-terete foliage and sprays of golden-yellow blooms.  We have found flowering season is primarily in summer and fall but mature plants or those grown in warm climates will be free-flowering.  Which means flowering in any season and more than once per year!

     Perfect for warm growing conditions and those with bright, indirect light.  Even though this plant can stay compact and bloom small it requires a good bit of light to stay happy.  Can easily be grown mounted or in hanging baskets, thanks to its Epidendrum magnoliae parentage.

     We are offering Blooming Size plants happily growing in 2” mesh pots.  Plants are large enough to flower anytime in the coming 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.

     

    $17.95
  3. 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
  4. Ctna. Capri 'Lea' AM/AOS x Encyclia tampensis alba

    Ctna. Capri 'Lea' AM/AOS x Encyclia tampensis alba

    SKU:10204/20

    Recently registered as

    Cycatonia Newberry Pink Butterflies

    Ctna. Capri 'Lea' AM/AOS x Encyclia tampensis alba

     A brand new hybrid that we are very excited about.  This first to flower was a very compact plant with dusky rose blooms with cream and purple lip coloring.  We expect to see a range of bloom colors from light rose to pinkish-tan.  Hopefully some of the seedlings will carry forward the Capri petal splashes.  Regardless, these will be cute and small growing plants with tight foliage habit.  Possibly free flowering in warm-climates.

    Excellent for warm growing conditions and suitable for baskets or on mounts.  The first parent has Broughtonia sanguinea in its parentage, and we have found it must have well draining media at all times.  Bright, indirect light will be best.

    We are offering Near Blooming Size plants growing in 2” mesh baskets.  Plants are expected to flower for the first time within 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.

     

     

    $12.00
  5. Cymbidium Jill 'Betty Jo. AM/AOS

    Cymbidium Jill 'Betty Jo' AM/AOS

    SKU:9717M/25

    This is a great favorite even after many years in our collection. A compact, quick grower that makes arching sprays of clear, green blooms with white and rose marked lips. Mature plants easily produce multiple stems each season. Warmth tolerant but still needs a slight temperature drop to induce flowers.

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

    $15.95
  6. Encyclia Newberry Tuity Fruity

    Encyclia Newberry Tuity Fruity

    SKU:10200/20

    Encyclia Newberry Tuity Fruity (just registered!)

    (Encyclia tampensis alba x granitica)

    Showy stems of apple green blooms in the height of summer. Some seedlings will show the tampensis white lip, and others may carry the dark freckles from the granitica parent. Expected to be extremely fragrant. Fast growing and highly recommended for basket or mount culture.  Perfect for warm climates and outdoor collections. 

    We have just recently seen our first flowers from this exciting new primary cross. Just as expected shades of green with some tan shading. And the scent!  Such a wonderful sweet fragrance! 

    We have Flowering Size plants in 2” mesh baskets. Most of these will flower for the first time next spring/summer.

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

    $12.00
  7. Epidendrum nocturnum

    Epidendrum nocturnum

    SKU:10311/30

    We acquired our compact growing strain from Eucagenera, many years ago. These have been fast growers and easy bloomers. Plants grow in clumps with pale cream and tan blooms that are only fragrant in the evening and overnight hours. Great for warm climates and does well with mount or basket culture.

    We have Blooming Size plants in 3” mesh baskets that are large enough to bud and flower at any time.  As they mature, plants become free-flowering year round.

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

    $15.95
  8. Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib *New Rare Species*

    Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib *New Rare Species*

    SKU:9982/25

    Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib

    This hard to find species is native to Mexico and down through Central America, usually in areas with warm, bright conditions. Plants have rounded, short and rather flat pseudobulbs with thick rounded foliage.  Each fall after the summer growing period is over, tall bloom stems emerge to bloom usually by November.  This form was made using both white and yellow parents.  The results being flowers are a creamy off-white with black “eyes” in the center  Mature plants can hold multiple stems each season, with dozens of flowers making quite an impressive sight.

    Growing Suggestions:  Recommended for warm growing conditions, meaning 65 degrees or warmer year round.  Plants can tolerate short periods of cooler weather if kept dry. As plants mature, brighter light will be needed than seedlings currently receive but be cautious of causing leaf blushing or burn as plants won't recover easily. We usually hang larger plants high in the greenhouse above other crops and they flower well. Well draining media is a must to avoid rot.  These are easily grown in hanging baskets or on mounts.  We also have found that a bit of a dry winter rest is appreciated in cooler climates.  Water just enough to keep roots and bulbs from shriveling. 

    We are offering these beauties in 2" mesh pots.  After they outgrow these containers in the next year or two they can be slid right into larger baskets with little fuss.  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.

    $17.95
  9. Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib *Rare Species*

    Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib *Rare Species*

    SKU:9982/30

    Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib

    This hard to find species is native to Mexico and down through Central America, usually in areas with warm, bright conditions. Plants have rounded, short and rather flat pseudobulbs with thick rounded foliage.  Each fall after the summer growing period is over, tall bloom stems emerge to bloom usually by November.  This form was made using both white and yellow parents.  The results being flowers are a creamy off-white with black “eyes” in the center  Mature plants can hold multiple stems each season, with dozens of flowers making quite an impressive sight.

    Growing Suggestions:  Recommended for warm growing conditions, meaning 65 degrees or warmer year round.  Plants can tolerate short periods of cooler weather if kept dry. As plants mature, brighter light will be needed than seedlings currently receive but be cautious of causing leaf blushing or burn as plants won't recover easily. We usually hang larger plants high in the greenhouse above other crops and they flower well. Well draining media is a must to avoid rot.  These are easily grown in hanging baskets or on mounts.  We also have found that a bit of a dry winter rest is appreciated in cooler climates.  Water just enough to keep roots and bulbs from shriveling. 

    We are offering these beauties in 3" mesh pots.  After they outgrow these containers in the next year or two they can be slid right into larger baskets with little fuss.  Plants are large expected to flower for the first time within the coming 12 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.

    $22.00
  10. 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

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