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!"
DOMESTIC U.S. SHIPPING
We ship most of our product with FedEx using their Priority Overnight service.
Our basic care instructions are included with each non-commercial shipment.
SHIPPING & DELIVERY DAYS
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.
DELAYS & LIABILITY
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
WEST OF THE ROCKIES
If your package ships Monday, it will arrive Tuesday.
EAST OF THE ROCKIES
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
See our orchid care page for detailed care instructions!