We ship to all countries in the world. We hesitate to ship to Mexico, Austria, Denmark, Canary Islands in Spain, and Australia which are all still living in the primitive dark ages with respect to cooperatively allowing orchid flasks into these countries. Because of Trump's ever-changing trade wars there is sadly only a 60/40 chance any flasks order from us will make it through customs inspection in Germany.
For Brazil and Guadeloupe there is only a 50% chance a shipment will ever make it through their customs/extortions/thievery department. Everything sent to the Russian Federation is getting through customs nicely so far (a special thanks to orchid-lover Vladimir Putin). France is good, and in January this year a Frenchie carried 5 flasks from us in Florida inside his airplane luggage through French customs with no problem (one point for us froggies). Israel and Sweden are good. Canada is good again under Trudeau. Italy is good again. For Greece we now have a 80% confidence factor that our package will arrive without complications. We can now ship again to Ukraine with no restrictions by the US Postal Office. Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore remain good. There is a 50% chance that Thailand customs agents will open the sterile flasks, insert a dirty disgusting inspection stick (previously used to clean out their flithy noses) into the agar thereby contaminating the flasks. Please note that we do not accept orders over the telephone.
Review our catalog below, list your desired selections in an email and then simply request a quote from HBI by email on the orchid flasks of your choice, we will include shipping charges in our response:
The Ghost Orchid, Polyrrhiza lindeni (old school name). HBI has been working on growing ghost orchids from seed for nearly 20 years ever since we first bought 3 ghost orchids flasks from Larry Evans. Larry did curating and flasking work for the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. Selby once greenhoused the top premier specimens of this Florida species. The ghost orchid parents used by Larry originated in the Fakahatchee Strand and were first bred by him many years before ghost orchids were designated as an endangered species. Fakahatchee ghost orchids with their longer frog- legs/tendrils and ghostly all-white flower surpass the truncated short-tendril inferior class lindeni green-flower ghost orchid pretenders named Dendrophylax sallei from Cuba and Dominican Republic in any competition and will always be the more valuable type of this vanishing species to own. 10 plants, size ranges 3/4" to 1" (sometimes a few 1.5") long legs. $100.
20 plants, size ranges from 2 year old sprouts to 1" long legs. $190. .
30 plants, size is 1 to 2 year old sprouts with half the count 1/2" long legs. $280.
40 plants, size is 1 year old sprouts with a dozen 1/2" long legs. $370.
100 plants, size is 1 year old sprouts. $860.
400 plants, size is 1 year protocorm with a couple dozen sprouts. $2,000.
Dendrophylax fawcetti. This unusually long-tailed leafless orchid is native to the Cayman Islands found only in a 6 acre heavily-guarded (with guns) preserve within the Ironwood Forest in George Town. This species was named after William Fawcett in 1888. Click here for history. Some collectors will argue this species is more rare than the Dendrophylax lindeni. From our private collection owing to the generosity of our long-time friend Aaron Hicks.
10 plants with 1" to 1.5" long legs. On Hold Until Plants are Larger.
C. amethystoglossa (Mystery x Orchidglade). The stud plant Orchidglade is from the famous Jones & Scully Nursery which operated in Miami 1946-1992 until Hurricane Andrew. Orchidglade was spectacular. 10 plants 1" to 1.5" tall. $30
C. dowiana var aurea Excellente x self. Excellente is from Costa Rica. The flask of this selfing however came to us from the top private collection in Venezuela hand-carried by me back to Florida during Hugo Chavez's first term before the export of orchids were severely restricted by his goons/narco-thugs.
10 plants 1" to 1.5" tall. $40.
C. elongata. This species (from the old original JEM nursery in Florida) throws out a super long inflorescence, you can grow the plants in your backyard and bloom the flowers over in your neighbor's backyard.
10 plants 1" to 1.5" tall. $35.
C. gaskelliana var alba White Walker. The flowers on this monster are 7.5" across.
This fast growing super-floriferous breeder grew to be much too heavy for one person to lift. We recently divided this plant into 4 divisions. Two of the 4 divisions are now for sale at $150 per division.
C. hardyana. On page 71 of Carl Withner's book The Cattleyas and their Relatives Volume 1 is the most most beautiful white petals/sepals semialba hardyana (which is a natural occuring hybrid between C. aurea and C. warscewiczii) that I have ever seen in all of orchid breeding. We have crossed our C. warscewiczii semialba Shahbanu with pollen from our C. dowiana var aurea Cahiz-Yrygoyen (from the OFE clan) in hopes of matching the semialba in Withner's book.
10 plants 1" to 1.5" tall. $30.
C. loddigesi ((Impassionata x DeNarma) x Little Man AM/AOS). The offspring in this grex have a high probability of producing flowers that are very dark.
10 plants 1.5" to 2" tall. $35
We have a division of the (Impassionata x DeNarma) pod parent plant for sale. $250.
C. lueddemanniana var coerulea ((Kathleen x Francisco) x ((Mariauxi x Francisco) x Crystelle)). As many of you know the blue Francisco will not self so we here in the lab are always keen to cross two stud plants containing a Francisco parent to leverage the rare chloroplasts of blue coloration. All of the offspring from this cross are reserved by a large orchid house in Germany until February 2020 after which expiration we will offer this selection to our regular customers. The pod parent (7.5" wide flowers) is pictured on the left side and the pollen parent (6" wide flowers) is shown in the center and right side pictures.
C. lueddemanniana var rubra ((Laluz x Infierno) x (Sarita x Yamile)). Rich deep red magenta velvety concolor parents. Laluz x Infierno on the left. Sarita x Yamile on the right.
10 plants 1" to 1.5" tall. $40.
C. lueddemanniana var rubra (Sarita x Yamile). These vibrant pearlescent plum/magenta colored flowers are a huge 6"-7" across with good substance blooming Dec thru Feb.
Division from our Lab's select breeder named 'WhoopsTooMuchRed' , 5-6 bulbs. $150, picture available on request.
C. lueddemanniana var grandiflora ((Mariauxi x Maruja) x (Morella x Cecilia)). Flowers measure 7" across petal tip to petal tip with good substance and perfect form... plus some major lip going on here. Picture shown for reference and comparison only. In 2020 we will offer a sib cross in flask using our #1 breeder stud plant and our #2 best boy.
We have two divisions from our #1 breeder stud that are now for sale. $225 each.
C. lueddemanniana var rubra (WhoopsTooMuchRed x Tom Elmore AM/AOS). The pod parent is our in-house darkest breeder var rubra (Sarita x Yamile) originally from the Armando Mantellini collection. This new selection is still in the oven and won't be ready for retail sales until spring 2020.
C. lueddemanniana ((var rubra (Sarita x Yamile) x (var coerulea (La Orquidea x Azul))). Our best rubra (named WhoopsTooMuchRed) times our best darkest coerulea lip. Dare we hope for electric magenta sepals and petals with a near black blue lip? In theory we have at least a 25% chance for that coloration outcome. This cross is 5 years in the making.
10 plants 1" to 1.5" tall. $45.
100 plants 1" tall, $250.
800 plants 1/2" tall, $1,700. .
C. maxima coerulea (Alexandra x Hector). This will be a very short run for us since this cross only produced about 100 viable seeds 4 years ago. We have miserly taken off 5 select plants for our own breeding services and are now offering the last two retail-size flasks which could be shipped safely in early September.
10 plants 1.5" to 2" tall. $75. On Hold as of Sept 2019
C mossiae var alba Mick da' Bruiser. In March 2019 we subdivided our specimen-quality breeder purchased from Gene Monier (JEM Orchids near the old AOS HQ) in Florida 2004.
5 to 8 bulb divisions starting at $70. We will photograph the current remaining division(s) and price them out delivered.
C. schroederae (var citrina x concolor Rosalia). Our best citrina stud pod parent plant has been paired with pollen from a rarely seen gorgeous concolor Rosalia (Right side) owned by a famous breeder in Miami. This union will surely be absolutely exquisite with perfect form. This cross is in intermediate flasks now. We will be offering this selection for sale in the summer or fall of 2019.
C. schroederae var citrina. In Florida our Cattleya schroederae bloom in January and February. Our original flask from 5 years ago came directly from Colombia and the breeder claimed the parents were 1st generation wild collected plants.
10 plants 1.5" to 2" tall. $35
C. velutina (JAM x JEM). When is the last time you saw a Cattleya velutina? Or perhaps more specifically, have you ever seen one?
10 plants 1" to 1.5" tall. $30
C. violacea semi alba (Icabaru x Hector Luis). Icabaru is an unusual semi alba with a uniform bright red column. Crossed with the #2 outstanding semialba from Colombia. This cross has occasionally produced bright contrasting white sepals and solid fire engine red petals.
10 plants 1.5" to 2" tall. $40.
C. warscewiczii var coerulea ((Angarita x self) x Saint 4). We have high hopes that the strong blue color in these two specimen plants will be carried into the progeny along with the great form seen in the Francisco Villegas Saint 4 pollen parent.
10 plants 1/2" to 1" tall. $50.
50 plants 1/2" to 1" tall. $170.
100 plants sprouts to 1/2". $300.
1,000 plants sprouts to 1/4"t o 1/2". $2,600.
C. warscewiczii (semialba Shahbanu x coerulea (Angarita x self)). The pod parent plant is named after and in respect of the last queen of Iran, Empress Farah Pahlavi, before Ayatollah Khomeini and his 14th century thugs overthrew the Shah. I had the pleasure of personally meeting the Empress in Isfahan many years ago and this plant (left) was named in honor of her Highness. Coerulea (Angarita x self) is on the right.
10 plants 1" to 1.5" tall. $35
100 plants 1/2" tall. $90
C. warneri var coerulea (Rio Casca x Blue City). This cross was made in Brazil using first generation jungle collected parents. We acquired a flask directly from the breeder's laboratory in Brazil and are still drawing plants from that first purchase.
10 plants 1" tall. $30.
C. warneri var coerulea (Henrique x Code Blue). Four years ago I bought a division of the Henrique directly from Henrique Graf (see picture on the left). This might be the best C warneri coerulea in existence. Our lab has bred this plant with our best new coerulea specimen plant in the greenhouse named Code Blue (see picture on the right). This batch will be limited. 10 plants 1" tall. $40.
We have a 5-bulb division from the unusually husky fast-growing Code Blue stud plant for sale. $200 each division.
For a 5-bulb division from the Henrique, make inquiry. $400 each division.
L. purpurata var schusteriana ((Misty x Limerick) x sib). I am fairly certain that this first Misty x Limerick union of two superior species stud plants was Helen Schwartz's last cross made in her old Miami greenhouse/laboratory. We subsequently used the two best offspring from that swarm for this new cross. Helen named all her favorite orchids Misty after one of her most favorite Great Dane dogs... and she had many.
10 plants 1/2" tall. $30.
We will be able to offer 50, 100, 1000 plant sizes of this selection.
Catasetum pileatum var Imperialis cultivar Donna #1 x self. Half of this run bloom the more desirable mahogany coloration on the males (right side). 10% or less of all flowers blooming will be female (left picture). Included pictures are offspring from this actual batch.
10 plants 2" to 5" tall. $30.
Trichocentrum stacyi (formerly named Oncidium stacyi aka wittii). Has been formally named stacyi (Oppenheim, 1926). Terete leaf, vigorous grower. Dr Guido Braemsays this species from Bolivia is now quite rare. We grow this plant like a Paraphalaenopsis mounted and leaves pointing downward. Our top two stud plants have produced a strong new crop which is in intermediate flasks now.
10 plants in flask 2" minimum tall. $35.
Psychopsis versteegiana. 3-5 single successively blooming flowers. From Surinam, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia at 200 - 1200 meters elevation.
Neofinetia falcata (variegated Higashidemiyako x ((Amani Pink x Syoujou Red) x Shu Ten Nou)). We are trying once again with another variegated clone to achieve red flowers on a variegated leaf plant.
10 plants 1" to 1.5" tall. $90
Neofinetia falcata (((Amani Pink x Syoujou Red) x Shu Ten Nou) x Fukiden). Our best colored Neofinetia falcata specimen to date crossed with the best (and highest awarded) Neofinetia falcata in the world.
10 plants 1.5" to 2" tall. $100
Neofinetia falcata (((Amani Pink x Syoujou Red) x Shu Ten Nou) x sib). This is our best colored Neofinetia falcata cross to date.
10 plants 1/2" to 1" tall. $55
10 plants 1.5" to 2" tall. $85
We do have well-established previously-bloomed potted plants 2-7 plants per pot click here of the NF ((Amani Pink x Syoujou Red) x Shu Ten Nou) cross available upon request. $20 per plant.