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Shop the Private Collection for exclusive plants

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In order to offer some of our very select plants, we created a new section on our website: the Private Collection. You can click here to check it out. This is where we will be offering very limited editions--such as seedlings that we may only have a dozen or less of, legacy plants when they become available, and larger size blooming vandas from limited edition lines of breeding.

If you are just starting your collection, you will likely find our other plants to make more sense. But for true connoisseurs, the Private Collection is where you'll find breathtaking treasures.

When ascocentrum became vanda.

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Vanda garayi and vanda ampullacea are gorgeous little miniatures with an interesting back story.

Did you know that they used to classified as "ascocentrums?" Then, in 2012, taxonomists determined that they were really vandas after all. Boom! A whole category of plants reorganized. There's an article about it here if you're interested.

Dr. Motes wrote articles about then ascocentrum garayi and then ascocentrum ampullaceum for the American Orchid Society, which are available for free on our website by clicking here (garayi) and here (ampullacea) explaining why they deserve a spot in everyone's collection.

All read up? Now click here to get both of them in spike right now for only $60! (Please note, if you are reading this after publication date, the deal may be gone.)