Primary Orchid Genera


The Lady Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedilum Jolly MelePaphiopedilum Memoria Jacob Jake Piloto ‘Lehua Stumming’ HCC-AOS (award photo The Orchid Works)Paphiopedilum Presidential Magic70208Paphiopedilum French Jewel

We have four different prices
1. Price Point: typically Maudiae, mottled leaf, varieties
2. Select: interestingly bred novelties
3. Premium: yellow/green complex (bulldogs), some multifloral
4. Premium Plus: red/spot complex (bulldogs) and multifloral


Masd Maui Dean ‘Lehua Contrasts’ HCC-AOSMasd Queen Dean ‘Lehua Fantasy’ AM-AOS (award photo Oliveros)Masdevallia Fantasy Fandango6070160502

We have four different grades
1. Price Point: includes a lot of fast growing, free flowering, smaller plants
2. Select: larger, free flowering plants
3. Premium: typically tall, upright stems with flowers held well above the leaves
4. Premium Plus: usually something very special or unusual


90305 Angcm sesquipedaleAngraecum Memoria Mark AldridgeAngranthes Grand StarAerangis luteoalba var  rhodosticta ‘Flourish’Angraecum Scottish Lioness

The selection at this time is limited but we do have more hybrids on the way with the objective of being able to supply various different hybrids year round.


10802 Lycaste (Memoria Helen Congleton x macrophylla)Lycaste AthanaciaAnguloa clowesiiLycaste Balliae

At last we have developed a reasonable supply. We have several hybrids going into 4” pots in the summer of 2013 that will be ready for the 2014 flowering season.

AwardsCollectors Bench

Masd Tiger Bay ‘Lehua Stripes Galore’ HCC-AOS award photo BarfieldPaph Emerald Lake ‘Lehua Greenery’ HCC-AOS (award photo Nishioka)Paph First Celebration  ‘Lehua Close But No’ HCC-AOS award photoPaph Princess Bianka ‘Lehua Triples’ HCC-AOS (2)Paph Tokyo Knight Dream ‘Ice Palace’ HCC-AOS (award photo Otaki)Prosthechea radiata ‘Lehua Etheral’ CCE-AOS (award photo Barfield)Masd Highland Monarch ‘Split Personality’ JC-AOS (award photo Barfield)Paph Odette’s Magic ‘Lehua Ablaze’ HCC-AOS (4)Paph Mem  Barbara Duncan ‘Lehua Approaching Black’ HCC-AOS award photo BarfieldPaph Stone Lovely ‘Lehua Butter Puff’ CCM-AOS award photo
Masd Angel Tang ‘Lehua Orange Veitch’ HCC-AOS (not award photo)Masd Dean Haas ‘Embers’ AM-AOS (not award photo)Masd Angel Tang (2)Masdevallia Memoria Augusto Silva ‘Lehua Maroon Marvel’ HCC-AOS (not award photo)Masd Grand Sun ‘Portland’ AM-AOSMasd Redwing ‘Majesty’Angulocaste Olympus ‘Everest’ HCC/AOSMasdevallia herradurae ‘Maku’u’Masd Willy’s ‘Lehua Yellow Glow’Masd Glamorous Dean red tag #3

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Lehua Orchids Info & News

A half box size


We have been testing a 15 pack box and have had good feed-back.  So we are making this half size box available to everyone.

There is a handling charge of $1.50 per plant ($22.50 for a box of 15 plants).  This increases our Price Point Paphs to $10 per plant, delivered and Select to $13 per plant, delivered.  Still these remain very attractive prices for small quantities.  And remember, the prices we quote are always delivered prices. (more…)

So, you’ve been told you can’t grow Masdevallias!

Masd Southern Sun ‘Lehua Tangerine Grove’ CCM-AOS (award photo)

This is the title of an article we were asked to write for Orchids magazine, the AOS publication.  When or whether it will ever be published we have no idea.  But we get the “I can’t grow Masds” comment all the time.  Here’s our answer to that “No you can’t grow every Masdevallia, but in all probability you can grow some of them.  It is just a question of figuring out which ones”.  Our article is designed to help you do just that, and to tell you how we grow them in our conditions.  Hopefully this will help you enjoy these wonderful, free blooming, colorful orchids.  Click here to be linked to the full article. (more…)



We have recorded a 45 minute DVD.  It is called “The Story of little bellatulum” and focuses on the difficulty of breeding and growing red complex paphs, also known as the bulldog paph.  If you are seeking a program, even on short notice, we are happy to send you a copy of the DVD and can be available to answer questions by telephone after you have viewed the DVD. (more…)



You are welcome to use any of the photographs on the website.  Credit is not necessary; we do not want your customers coming to us!  We only use photographs we have taken of our flowers.  We do not “borrow” photographs.  There will be times when we do not have a photograph on the website, but we are working on it.  If you need one that is not on the website, check with us.  It may simply be an oversight.  Please understand all our plants are seed crosses and seed crosses do show variations in the flowers, sometimes a lot.  When we are using a photo of a flower that received an award, we will add that notation.

Graham at work

Graham at work

“Sunday Afternoon Sex”

Graham as he was featured in “Faces of Hawaii vol. II”
Photo by charlene

  • About Lehua Orchids

    Lehua Orchids is located on the Island of Hawaii (the Big island, also known as the Orchid Isle). We are on the slopes of Mauna Loa, half way between Hilo and Volcano in a community called Mountain View. In this location we enjoy the benefits of our almost daily trade winds, and nightly from the cooling effects of our “mauka” winds (winds coming down from the top of the mountain)

    In this location we are able to specialize in intermediate temperature orchids. Our daily highs in summer are about 85 degrees with a 20 degree drop at night. in winter our highs are around 75 and 60 at night. These conditions allow us to specialize in our favorite orchids, Paphiopedilums, Masdevallias, Angraecums and Lycaste.

    Commercial resellers and dedicated hobbyists are always welcome visitors