Orchids / Stanhopea

Stanhopea Alliance

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Aciopa Gunther Gerlach ‘Baker’s Kewl Ghoul’ AM/AOS

Aciopa Gunther Gerlach ‘Baker’s Kewl Ghoul’ AM/AOS

This is a hybrid between Stanhopea impressa x Acineta superba. It did precisely what you would hope for when breeding an intergeneric hybrid. It is very easy to cultivate and is very robust meaning temperature tolerant, drought tolerant and can take very bright light, but will also do well shaded.
The flowers on this plant can only be described as absolutely magnificent. The color is that of an outstanding Acineta superba, being a bronze/ cream in color with dark burgundy spots. The blooms are huge, colorful, flat, fragrant and long lasting. It is the perfect example of a hybrid that took all the best traits from both parents and then topped it off with its own perfection. This plant can bloom up to 4 times per year and can hold as many as 8 flowers per inflorescence/flower spike. The flowers literally have nearly the diameter of a softball and can last for up to two weeks. This plant will also often bloom with multiple spikes as mentioned, especially as it matures and they almost always mature and open at the same time.

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Embreea rodigasiana ‘Rogue Orchids’ x Stanhopea tigrina ‘glory of mexico’ AM/AOS
Emb. rodigasiana ‘Rogue Orchids’ Stan. tigrina ‘Glory of Mexico’ AM/AOS

Here is a really wild cross that should be just outstanding. Both species are truly exceptional and this has made a compact, very robust hybrid that should bloom with massive highly fragrant flowers. The seedlings are very well established in 3” pots and should flower within a year.

3” pot $25.00

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Acineta superba

Acineta superba

This in my opinion is the best species in the Acineta family. Flowers are long lasting, bright yellow and highly fragrant. This particular plant I hand selected out of a private greenhouse collection in Colombia on a visit to Medellin. This is an exceptional plant of this species and have had the opportunity to see quite a few in flower.
This species gets very large and will easily have a leaf span of over 3 ft once the new growths mature on this division. This plant is deceiving and will become huge very quickly. Once the 2 new growths finish maturing they will be flowering size and will likely flower by late-winter- early Spring of next year. If you are a collector of outstanding plants in the Stanhopea alliance, this plant belongs in your collection. The best!

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Coryhopea Red Martian ‘Baker’s flying samurai’

Coryhopea Red Martian ‘Baker’s flying samurai’

If you are into just over the top and awesome looking flowers than this plant belongs in your collection. This is a hybrid between Coryanthes macrantha x Stanhopea impressa. As if the flowers of species Coryanthes and Stanhopea were not bizarre and unique enough, putting the plants together has made quite possibly the most unique hybrid I have ever seen. This is a very difficult type of breeding to do and my hat is off to the breeder of this hybrid. Not only was it a success but it turned out excellent.
Honestly attempting to accurately describe these flower would be near impossible. I will let the photographs speak for themselves. Culture for this plant however is important to note. This plant is very easy to grow and flower. Literally is one of the most durable plants I have yet to encounter out of this genus. This plant has excellent hybrid vigor and the flowers on this plant last about twice as long as the parents, approx. a week.

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Embreea rodigasiana

Embreea rodigasiana

Here is a species that you do not see very often and is fairly rare in cultivation. To be honest I do not see why this species is not more readily available; in my opinion it is one of the most impressive species of the alliance.
The flowers on this plant are huge. Although I have yet to measure them I would be willing to bet they easily exceed 6″ in spread. The flowers are very thick, literally look like they are made of wax and are highly fragrant. The color of the flowers is also very beautiful with a light cream color covered in large bold burgundy spots. I have had the opportunity to bloom a few different clones of this species and this is the best. The plant has been a very consistent bloomer and typically blooms about 4-5 times per year.

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Gongora fulva ‘Baker’s swarm of Bees’ AM/AOS

Gongora fulva ‘Baker’s swarm of Bees’ AM/AOS

This Gongora is truly stunning in every way. The fact that it received a very nice award from the American Orchid Society for flower quality certainly says something but this plant has to be seen in flower to be sincerely appreciated. Plant blooms with flower stems that can reach over 7 feet in length and hold well over 50 flower per stem. The flowers are very colorful and incredibly fragrant. You can literally catch the fragrance of this beauty from 100 ft away. The flowers have very interesting coloration and are purple, mottled with orange. Mature plants will produce literally 5-10 flower spikes at the same time and often times have to be elevated by a stake to enable them to lengthen to the fullest extent. This plant is from Colombia and on a recent visit saw many of these in bloom and literally none as impressive, a bold statement but nonetheless a fact. Did not know how truly outstanding this plant was until I had the opportunity to see literally dozens in flower. Very nice and guaranteed not to disappoint!

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Stanhopea insignis ‘dark helmet’

Stanhopea insignis ‘dark helmet’

Here is a very nice species of Stanhopea that is easy to cultivate, flower and is truly a beauty. I only cultivate a handful of species from the Stanhopea alliance and have found this species to be a real treat. The flowers are fairly large on this plant and have crystilline bright white petals with a yellow lip and two spots that look like eyes. These species really do look like they could just turn around and talk to you…really are just out of this world! Have seen quite a few plants of this species and this is a very good one and always flowers with at least 3 blooms on a stem that burst open at the exact same time. This plant is also very sweetly fragrant, as with all of these species but seems a bit more intense with this species. The plant consistently blooms from the end of Winter through fall.

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Stanhopea jenishiana ‘Baker’s orange lantern’

Stanhopea jenishiana ‘Baker’s golden lantern’

Here is a very impressive species of Stanhopea and this plant has been selected as one of the best. I have had the opportunity to flower a few of these and this is by far the best. The flowers have very nice yellow lightly spotted petals and a very deep purple staminode and spotted purple hypochile. They also have very impressive size and last a bit longer than most stanhopea species I have grown. The plant flower typically with multiple inflorescence and usually hold 2 flowers each. This plant is really quite a site when in flower, as with all of these, they are just over the top wild and unique. This really is a very nice one and has absolute award potential. If you are a collector of outstanding Stanhopea species this plant belongs in your collection.

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Stanhopea jenishiana ‘Baker’s Bronze’

Stanhopea jenishiana ‘Baker’s Bronze’

A truly beautiful species from Brazil that is incredibly easy to cultivate and flower, and blooms on stems with as many as 12 flowers per stem. This is a very nice cultivar and has large, highly fragrant flowers. Plant is incredibly floriferous and will bloom 6-10 times per year on mature plants. The flowers are a deep orange and have nice burgundy markings. The flowers are very well spaced on the stem and when in flower is very impressive. The plant prefers intermediate to warm conditions and as stated is very robust and rewarding.

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Stanhopea tigrina var. semi-alba

Stanhopea tigrina var. semi-alba

Here is a truly rare a spectacular plant from this most extraordinary species of Stanhopea. The flowers on this plant are just absolutely breathtaking, with ivory white petals lateral petals and dorsal and faint peach spots on the petals. The staminode is pure white with a thick green line that runs down the center. The flowers are very large, ones in the photo measure just over 7 x 7.5″ and are quite possibly the most fragrant of any tigrina species I have flowered. Plant has adapted very well to intermediate-warm conditions and has proven to grow very well.

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Stanhopea nigroviolacea ‘Predator’ FCC/AOS

Stanhopea nigroviolacea ‘Predator’ FCC/AOS

This is the most incredible Stanhopea species that exists in my opinion. This plant has rewarded me year after year with just incredible very dark flowers that measure almost 8″ square and are highly fragrant and very dark, near black. The plant is a very vigorous grower and holds and FCC/AOS, which is the highest flower quality and award can receive from the American Orchid Society. To be honest even though the award was granted some time ago, I have had the opportunity to see many cultivars of this species both in the US and Colombia and in my opinion this plant remains the best. Plant has adapted very well to intermediate-warm conditions and is easy to cultivate and flower. Every orchid collection should have a piece of this magnificent plant, guarantee that when you flower this plant for the first time you will be in a absolute awe!!! Truly impressive and watching these flowers spring to life, literally before your eyes, is an experience you will never forget.

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Stanhopea tigrina ‘Glory of Mexico’ AM/AOS

Stanhopea tigrina ‘Glory of Mexico’ AM/AOS

Here is another outstanding cultivar of this most impressive species. Plant is very easy to grow and flower and produces flowers over 8″ across with as many as 4 per stem. The plant will often times bloom when mature on multiple stems. This plant has proven to be very temperature tolerant and can grow in conditions ranging from 45-90F, given the proper lighting conditions. Very bright during winter and spring and deep shade beginning about May. The plant will continuously bloom throughout the Summer. Very impressive.

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Stanhopea tigrina ‘semi-alba’ Rogue Orchids’ x Stanhopea tigrina ‘Baker’s beast’
Stanhopea tigrina ‘semi-alba’ Rogue Orchids’ Stanhopea tigrina ‘Rogue beast’

Here are some excellent seedlings of this most impressive species of Stanhopea. I have been cultivating Stanhopeas for many years and have been absolutely fascinated with the species tigrina. This is an outcross of my best tigrina with a very rare albino form of the species. The results should be nothing short of incredible. Stan. tigrina ‘Rogue Giant’ blooms with the largest fullest flowers of any tigrina I have flowered and has blooms that measure over 8” across. The clone is very strong and flowers every year multiple times holding up to 4 flowers per stem. The Stan tigrina ‘semi-alba’ is just stunning and is also very robust. Flowers are also very large, over 6” across and wonderfully fragrant. Both of these are my best and I am over the top excited about being able to breed an outcross of this fantastic species with premium genetics. Time will only tell how many semi-alba/alba plants come out of this cross however it is in the genes and the alba did hold the pod. Regardless if you are a collector of the best Stanhopea species this is a must for your collection!

3” pot $28.00