Primary Orchid Genera


The Lady Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedlum primulinum fma purpurasePaphiopedilum Dreaming Mele81103Paphiopedilum Hamlet’s Triumph (2)

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


80402 Fire QueenMasdevallia Peach Allure AQ/AOSMasdevallia veitchiana60701Masd Maui Dean ‘Lehua Contrasts’ HCC-AOS

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


Angranthes Grand Star90105-Angcm-eburneum-var-superbumAerangis luteoalba var  rhodosticta ‘Flourish’90305 Angcm sesquipedaleAngraecum Emily Upside Down

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.


Lycaste BalliaeLycaste AthanaciaAnguloa clowesiiLycaste Dainty syn. Lycaste Birthday Girl

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

Paph Prim Puddle ‘Butter Cup’ HCC-AOS (award photo Otaki)Paphiopedilum Joseph Ruggerio ‘Lehua’s Burnt Twirls’ HCC-AOS (20121268 award photo Barfield)Paph Robinianum ‘Lehua Rampant’ AM-AOS award photo BarfieldPaphiopedilum Petula’s Magic ‘Majestic Lehua’ AM-AOS (award photo Barfield)Paph Petula’s Ghost ‘Lehua Dark Demon’ HCC-AOS (award photo Barfield)Paphiopedilum Fred’s Moon ‘Lehua Glow’ HCC/AOS 20131280 (award photo Barfield)Masd Marguerite ‘Lehua 12 Mile’ AM-AOS (award photo Barfield)Paphiopedilum lowii ‘Extremely Lehua’ AM-AOS (award photo Barfield)Paph Kolosand ‘Lehua Sandy Swirls’ HCC-AOS (award photo Barfield)Paph Delrosi ‘Lehua Wings’ HCC-AOS (award photo Barfield)
Masd Angel Tang ‘Lehua Orange Veitch’ HCC-AOS (not award photo)Masd Dean Haas ‘Gina’ AM-AOS (not award photo) (2)Masd Willy’s ‘Lehua Yellow Glow’Masd coriaceaMasd Copper Angel ‘Yes it is’Masd infractaMasd Mary Staal ‘Golden Gate’ AM-AOS (not award photo)Masdevallia scarbrilingus ‘Twinkles’

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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