Cymbidiums are prized for their long-lasting sprays of flowers. There are two main types of cymbidiums - standards and miniatures. Where summer nights are warm (above 70º F), miniatures are recommended because many are more tolerant of heat and able to flower in warmer weather.




    Welcome to the home of Asuka Orchids.  Our specialties are coolgrowingorchids.  All of our orchids have been bred to be used to anoutdoorenvironment in sunny San Bruno, California.


    We have pictures of many of the orchids in our collection including Masdevallia, Dendrobium Kingianum, Cymbidiums,Pleurothallis,Spiranthes, Pterostylis,Stenoglottis and others.

    New! For Your Convenience . . .Supplies

    Orchid Supplies

    We are very happy to now be able to offer you an assortment oforchid growing supplies, including Chinese cymbidium plant pots.For additional information, please visit our supply page





    House of Orchids


    Casa de las Orquideas
    Specializing in Cymbidiums. Culture notes. Established in 1976. Loren and Nancy Batchman. Solana Beach, California, USA.





    Membership information, discussion forum, and culture tips. 'CSA Journal' published six times a year. Founded in 1946. California, USA.


    Located just South of San Francisco.The greenhouse facilities are open by appointment only by calling 925-969-1246.


    Dennis is a frequent guest speaker and major supporter of many Bay Area orchid societies.




    Alan is an accredited AOS Judge and actively supports local Bay Area societies with presentations on various topics related to Orchids.






    George Hatfield is an occasional speaker at Bay Area orchid societies.








    Although Jane and Rod Carpenter have retired in 2007, the web site remains as a source for beginners and novices. 

    We started with one greenhouse and a desire to grow these lovely plants. Now we are 4 greenhouses strong and over 7,000 blooming size plants. Since our beginning, we have won many show awards and several A.O.S. (American Orchid Society) judging’s for our outstanding plants. We have also developed over the years, several new crosses which have proven to be remarkable. Everyone asks the same question when coming to the nursery…     What does JA-RO-CA stand for?     The nursery was named after its owners:  Janet (JA) and Rod (RO) Carpenter (CA).


    Editors Note:Reprinted AOS culture sheets, so novices and experienced growers can skip this.






    Debra Atwood is a frequent supported of Bay Area orchid societies by presenting various topics on care of orchids she specializes in growing.  Napa Valley Orchids is also a vendor at many area orchid shows and local flea Markets.





    We have been in the international hybrid business since 1973, specializing in the production of Cymbidium and Odontoglossum Alliance hybrids.
    Our customers are the leading orchid nurseries of the day, all of whom have been working with us for more than two decades.     
    Our evaluation programs are always conducted in the environment of ultimate usage.  The unique Salinas, California climate approximates more closely to European, Australian and upland Japanese orchid growing regions than anywhere else.  
    Our exclusive heat-tolerant Cymbidium lines are "road-tested" in Florida by an associate company so that customers can be assured of product performance under sub-tropical conditions.
    While we would not claim to have the best, we ask this: "Where might you find better?"



    Andy Easton (Orchids) is also well-known as New Horizon Orchids. Our business has operated in the U.S.A and New Zealand since 1973. We deal only with reputable companies that follow similar business practices to ours.
    Many of our parent plants are the third or fourth generation from our hybridizing program. We do not adopt a blinkered approach however and are quick to incorporate useful varieties from other sources in our breeding stock.
    We do not EVER offer "pirated" varieties and we NEVER change either grex or varietal names on any of our plants. This stands in stark contrast to many of our competitors, some of whom are dishonest additions to the orchid industry.
    Since 1978, our sole European customer has been b.v. Floricultura. This is the leading producer of young orchid plants in the world and enjoys an impeccable reputation for innovation and integrity. We recommend their Cymbidium and Odontoglossum Alliance product, many of which have originated from our hybridizing.
    In 1986, we established a business relationship with Mukoyama Orchids in Enzan, Japan. They are by far the most accomplished Cymbidium and Odontoglossum hybridizers in Asia. Although Japanese pot-plant Cymbidium are selected for the Oriental taste, many of these varieties have more recently found favor in wider markets.
    New Horizon continues to provide premium hobbyist Cymbidiums to Atlantis and Ezi-Gro Orchids in Australia and Caro-Lin Orchids in South Africa. Because of the serious decline in hobby Cymbidium culture in the U.S.A. we have withdrawn from this market.
    Our temperature-tolerant Cymbidiums are a new line which have been in development for over a decade. In partnership with Oglesby Plants of Altha, Florida, we have started to introduce new varieties which will fill a huge gap in the Cymbidium varietal selection. These plants will perform in lowland Japan, China, Central America and other sub-tropical regions.


    We produce all types of Cymbidiums:

    1. Large-flowered (Standard) cut flowers, early, mid-season and lates.
    2. Intermediate cut flowers, early,  mid-season and lates.
    3. Intermediate-small Standard pot plant types, early, mid-season and lates.
    4. Miniature pot plant types including ultra-minis, early, mid-season and lates
    5. Heat tolerant Intermediates, many with extended or twice-yearly flowering cycles.
    6. Hobbyist varieties for exhibition including pendulous, spotted and fragrant types.

       We produce a broad selection of Odontoglossum Alliance Intergenerics:

    1. Odontocidiums and Wilsonaras with compact inflorescences.
    2. Vuylstekearas from both Miltoniopsis and Miltonia ancestry.
    3. Miltoniopsis.
    4. New spray types with Oncidium and smaller-flowered species ancestry.

    All the above Intergenerics are produced for the pot plant trade.  


    Click here for a shortcut to their Forum. To explore the New Horizon web site, click here.





    Odom’s Orchids, Inc. is one of the largest retail growers and shippers of orchids in the United States. We have the largest selection of high quality orchid plants found anywhere.


    Odom's Orchids focus on Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis, Lady Slippers, Oncidium, Cymbidiums, Vandaceous and select others including "house specialties" 



    Orchid Wheel




    We have designed an ORCHID WHEEL that is made of a durable plastic. Important cultural information is printed on one side of the wheel about orchid genera, temperature, water, potting mixes and fertilizing requirements. The other side of the wheel has information on how to identify insects and diseases, along with suggestions on what chemicals to use. This is a fun and fast reference tool. Makes an excellent gift for your orchid friends! (Wheel diameter approximately. 10.5" – overall length approximately 13".)


     This item can be purchased from the above vendor



    Welcome to Orchids by Richard


    I am happy to share with you photos of Orchid Blooms from my Orchid Plants in my Orchid House at home. I have grown varieties of Orchids, from Dendrobiums, Oncidiums, Phlaenopsis, Cattleyas, Vandas to some Ground Orchids like Cymbidiums and Epidendrums.

    My first orchid plant was a miniature white Dendrubium. I was inspired to grow some more after I saw the first bloom of my very first orchid plant here in California, and I am quite successful in growing them, to pass some boring times. Each time it blooms, I take a picture for it will not be the same with the next one. Now I am sharing them with you.

    I hope you will enjoy the photographs and a few videos of my little Orchid Collection, and I thank you for visiting my blog.






    Address:15819 Del Monte Farms Rd, Castroville, CA 95012


    The Orchid Zone is a premier breeder of Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium and other genera of orchids. The Orchid Zone is also the proud owner of the Golden Gate Orchids collection of Odontoglossum.

    The Orchid Zone was founded by Terry Root in 1981. The quality of our collection and the success of our breeding lines are entirely due to Terry’s hard work, passion, and insight.


    Dr. John Chant is an occasional guest speaker at Bay Area orchid societies.



  • Welcome to Joe Santy's cymbidium website!

    I am an orchid enthusiast and judge for the Cymbidium Society of America (CSA) who specializes in growing exhibition and award quality cymbidiums outdoors in southern California.  Here the weather is great for growing many different types of orchids but cymbidiums are the perfect choice. I have been collecting these plants over the past 15 years, and more recently been making my own hybrids trying to create new and exciting varieties that combine high color and form to attract the attention of the discerning hobbyist. With this website I have provided many photos of some of my favorite orchids.  I specialize in plants for the show bench as well as pelorics and splash petal/feathered varieties. I often have new plants available for sale, so check back frequently as the list changes all of the time with new additions and deletions.  I also have a mailing list to send out notification for special sales or auctions to those that are interested. If you are interested, let me know and I will add you to the list! If you have questions, would like to place an order or be added to my mailing list, contact me at:      e-mail: 


    The links below will open a new browser to Joe Santy's cymbidium website! 



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