April 25, 2016

A Cattleya Orchid Named 'Martha Stewart'

It’s always an honor to have something named after you, especially when it’s a beautiful Cattleya orchid. This 'Martha Stewart' orchid is from Kalapana Tropicals Inc., a family owned and operated orchid farm located southeast of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Owners John & Mindi Clark started Kalapana Tropicals in 1987 and now have nearly 20-greenhouses totaling approximately 80,000 square feet of covered growing area for their potted plants. They export approximately 70 to 80 thousand orchid plants each year. My order of 'Martha Stewart' orchids arrived about two weeks ago, just as they were about to start blooming. Enjoy these photos.