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Stanhopea oculata

Stanhopea oculata

Regular price $30.00 USD
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Growth Stage

Stanhopea oculata originates from Central and South America. This captivating orchid is known for its remarkable and intricate flowers, which are often considered among the most stunning in the orchid world. The blooms typically appear in late spring or early summer, the flowers spike from the bottom of the roots (hanging baskets recommended).  They are sizable, each 10" long pendent inflorescence has 2-7 pale flowers spotted in purple. Each flower is 5" long and will last about 4 days.  The large lip of the flower features eye-catching red and purple spots, adding to its allure.  One of the most remarkable aspects of this orchid is its fragrance, which has been described as a delightful "Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!"

The orchid has developed a unique relationship with a specific species of bee known as Euglossine bees. These bees are attracted to the fragrance of the orchid and are enticed to enter the flower in search of its alluring scent. As the bee enters the flower, it inadvertently brushes against the orchid's reproductive organs, collecting and depositing pollen. The bee then moves on to the next Stanhopea oculata flower, allowing for cross-pollination to occur.

The Caring for Stanhopea oculata is relatively easy.  It thrives in a warm and humid environment, similar to its natural rainforest habitat. It prefers bright, indirect light and good air circulation. The soil should be kept moist but not overly wet, as the orchid does not tolerate waterlogged conditions.  Additionally, providing a slight temperature drop at night can promote healthy growth and flowering.



We ship most of our product with FedEx using their Priority Overnight service.

Our basic care instructions are included with each  non-commercial shipment.


West of The Rockies: Overnight

East of The Rockies: 2 Day service


FedEX shipments are automatically insured to cover damage due to a late delivery, a lost package, or a damaged/crushed package. This does not cover heat or freeze damage if the package is delivered on time.

We do not offer nor insure UPS and USPS shipments.

Please utilize the 'Hold for Pick up at the FedEx station nearest you' in times of extreme heat or winter weather.

Any claims must be made within 24 hours of arrival.


We are not responsible or our carrier for any delay or damage of the product caused by natural disaster ie: storm, heavy snow, fire, earthquake, etc.

All plants, are subject to inspection by government agencies (Dept. of Agriculture) which may result in a delay in delivery (primarily in California). We are not liable or responsible for damage, refunds or credit resulting from delay of these shipments.

Incomplete or incorrect shipping address will result in delays. An additional charge will be billed to you for address corrections made by our delivery courier.



Most orders are shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight



If your package ships Monday, it will arrive Tuesday.


2 Day service

If your package ships Monday, it will arrive Wednesday.

For orders to be shipped on Monday, we need to have your order in by the Friday before.
* Saturday Delivery additional charge

Care Instructions

See our orchid care page for detailed care instructions!

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