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 Starting April 1, 2011 we no longer charge for packing for orders greater than $100.  Shipping charge still applies and is charged at price set by US Postal for packages sized appropriate to plant size.  U.S.A. Shipping Only 
New Plants
New plants arrive monthly
Miniature / Compact
Plants that for the most part will flower when under 6" tall.

Includes the genera Aerangis, Aeranthes, Diaphananthe, Eurychone, Jumellea, Oeonia, Rangaeris, and Sobennikoffia.  

The group called Angraecoid orchids or subtribe Angraecinae is primarily native to central Africa, Madagascar, and the islands of the Indian Ocean.  One Aerangis species is found on the island of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).   A small group of primarily leafless Angraecoids are found in South America, the Caribbean islands, and southern Florida. 

The biggest key to growing Angracoid orchids is maintaining a healthy viable root system.   If the root systems are significantly damaged or lost it is VERY difficult to maintain the plants.  Plants should be permitted to dry between watering.   In the native habitats plants are subject to warm moist seasons where growth is active and fast, and warm dry periods where plants become dormant.   While in active growth plants prefer to be watered 2-4 times a week or even daily as long as they are dry by night.  While in dormancy, or slowed growth, plants will require only enough water to keep the leaves from shriveling.  This could be 1-2 times a week. 

Good root health is accomplished by providing good air circulation around the roots and NOT permitting the media to become soggy or damp.  This is done by under potting the plants.  Some of the mini and compact plants could easily exist in a 2” – 3” clay pot for life.   Large plants such as Angraecum sesquipedale could be maintained in a 5” – 6” clay pot with medium-large bark and charcoal.

Aerangis will produce numerous thin aerial roots that hang out of the pot or dangle from the mount.  These are easily controlled by wrapping the roots around the pot or mount.  Soak the plant, pot, and all roots in warm water for 15-30 minutes until they are pliable.   GENTLY wrap the roots around the pot/mount. You can loosely tie them with monofilament fishing line, a bread wrapper, or yarn.  This will keep the plants compact and less likely to start fights with your other plants. 

Most species are warm growing but will acclimate to intermediate conditions.  This equates to minimum night time temperatures of 60-65F (15-18C) and day time maximum temperatures of 75-85F (23-29C).  Most will take warmer temperatures if humidity is high. 

Light requirements vary from medium (1000 ft. candles / 10700 lumen) to high light (3500+ ft. candles / 37,000 lumen).  

Bulbophyllum & Related

Bulbophyllum is probably the largest single genus in the family Orchidaceae. Includes the genera Drymoda,  Monomeria, and Trias.

Cattleya species and hybrids
Corsage orchids. Flowers last for a month or longer and are usually highly fragrant. Can bloom 2-3 times a year if grown under lights or with the correct light levels.
Cattleya mini and compact
Plants at maturity are 10" - 12" tall, but begin to flower when 4" - 6" tall. They tend to bloom 2x a year.
Terrestrials orchids from India to SE Asia to Japan. Many hybrids easy to grow and long lasting flowers Sept-May 
One of the largest genera of Orchids (family Orchidaceae : subfamily Epidendreae)is Dendrobium. We include care information to help you grow members of this diverse group.  
Includes the genera Barkeria, Nanodes, and Prosthechea. A lot of name changes have happened here.
Jewel Orchids
Grown more for the patterned leaves than the flowers. Many of these are easy to grow in lower light conditions. 
Lycaste/Maxillaria & related
Plants related to Lycaste and Maxillaria. Includes the genera Anguloa (Angulocaste), Mormolyca, Scuticaria, and Trigonidium
Masdevallia and Pleurothalids
Plants included in Masdevallia, Pleurothalis, Stelis, etc.
Native Orchids-Cyps
Native North American lady slipper orchids also known as Moccasin flowers.   
Paph Multifloral
Paphiopedilum species and hybrids with large flowers. Depending on the species or hybrid will produce 3 - 14+ flowers.
Paph Parvi /Brachy
Paphiopedilum species and hybrids that produce compact plants and beautifully mottle foliage. Flowers are large round and often of heavy substance.
Paphiopedilum Complex / Novelty
Various hybrid that do not fit into the other categories. These include hybrids for section Barbata "Maudiae hybrids" and those from section Paphiopedilum "Standard hybrids".
Phragmipedium species and hybrids. Plants like to be watered often. They can sit in saucers of water or watered every day to promote growth and bloom. Low fertilizer requirements.
Misc. Species
This category contains species of all genera. 
Includes genera related to Vanda. 
One of the easies of all orchids to rebloom and flowers can last for months. 
Generic Order
 Use this category to pay for plants that you have ordered by phone.  You must call us first to use this option.
Orchiata Bark
The best bark for orchids.  Resists decay and is pH stabilitzed to 5.5-6.5 which is considered the best pH for growing orchids. 
Heat Pack

72 hr heat pack will help keep your plants warm during the winter months.

Orchid Gifts

We create Orchid displays for hospital and nursing home patients.  We deliver to the Rochester NY area for a nominal $15 fee.  Orchids will be placed in a decorative pot and moss-covered.  Orchids in bloom usually last well over a month so they are a nice gift for someone who is recuperating.

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Marlow Orchids
2272 Scottsville Rd.
Scottsville, N.Y. 14546