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Welcome to the website, online catalog, and information center for Casa de las Orquideas in sunny Southern California! We specialize in high color and unusual cymbidiums bred in California, and grown outdoors under shadecloth for the local pot plant trade and the serious collector. Click on the links to topics on the left or the links to the categories above to visit our online catalog, to learn more about us and a wealth of other information and orchid photos! We speak only English.

Thanks to everyone who came to our Seedling Sale.

Please note that for customers in California, the sales tax rate is now 8.75%.

Recently, we have had issues with e-mail from us being wrongly caught in people's spam filter. Please make sure our e-mail address ( is in your list of safe senders.

Because of recent rate changes by the US Postal Service, effective immediately, most mail orders will be sent via UPS, unless another carrier would be more cost-effective or is specifically requested. Orders sent via USPS Priority Mail that require a large box will be subject to an additional shipping surcharge. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Shipments of plants to Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Louisiana and Mississippi require inspection by state agricultural department personnel which will add $40 to the cost of an order.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover for plant purchases.

The site is changed as our product list and information changes, and will be periodically updated to add new information. Please come back later to see what's new!

All information and photographs listed herein are copyrighted by Loren Batchman/Casa de las Orquideas. Permission is granted to use any information and images contained herein, provided author, web location and publishing source (if applicable) are referenced with use. High resolution images of many of the photos on this site are available. To arrange for use of these images, please contact us.