Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a beginner, where do I start?

Welcome to the world of orchids, friend. We have 5 recommended plants for beginners if you're looking for guidance. These are all easy growing, flower readily, and have unique fragrances or features that are sure to impress!

How do I take care of my orchids?

Great question, you can find our in-depth orchid care guide here.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes we do! We have information on international shipping here.

What does "Blooming Size" mean?

Blooming size is a term used in the orchid world to describe a plant that has reached blooming maturity but is not currently flowering. Plants in this stage are actively growing and are preparing for their next bloom.

What does "In Spike/Bud" mean?

"In Spike/Bud" refers to orchids that are entering their flowering stage. "In Spike" describes the inflorescence in an earlier stage, without any flower buds and about a month or more away from fully blooming. "In Bud" means that the inflorescence has developed flower buds and is closer to blooming, anywhere from 1-3 weeks away. We will ship the most developed "In Bud/Spike" plants first so you can enjoy flowers as soon as possible, but if you're looking for an earlier or later growth stage, please reach out to us at aloha@orchid.farm.

When should I repot my orchid?

Orchids should be repotted every couple of years after the flowering stage has finished. Typically, orchids enjoy being somewhat root bound, so there is no need to over-pot orchids. The roots will grow best when confined. There are many kinds of orchid media that can be used, which you can in our orchid media guide. If you have an orchid that is struggling even when you're following all of its culture requirements, that may be a sign it needs to be repotted. See our full orchid repotting guide here!

Why can't I find any Phalaenopsis orchids on your website?

We are a small nursery based in Hawaii that specializes in Oncidium, Intergeneric, Dendrobium, Cattleya, and Pleurothallid orchids. Phalaenopsis orchids tend to be produced on larger commercial farms on the continent and abroad, where hormones are used to initiate the flowering stage. The plants we grow are "free range" in that they are exposed to the tropical climate they grow best in, with each season bringing unique and exciting new flowers as the plants go through their flowering cycles in their own time. While we will occasionally feature Hawaiian grown Phalaenopsis orchids, they are few and far between. Join our email list if you want to be the first to hear about when they're in stock!