Dear Fellow Orchidists,
Welcome to R.F. Orchids!
Thanks for stopping in. While you’re here, we hope you’ll browse through our online catalog, where you’ll find an extraordinary selection of fine vandaceous alliance orchids, from exotic species to the newest hybrids and fine mericlones. Vandas (and their relatives) are our specialty and our passion, but we also offer a terrific variety of warm-growing species, hybrids and mericlones in other alliances. Check out the list, and we’re sure you’ll find something to tempt you!
The orchids listed in our catalog grow under exactly the same conditions (some in the very same greenhouses) as our private collection and stud plants. We’re the proud recipients of more than 1,000 awards from the American Orchid Society (including more than 75 awards for outstanding orchid culture!) and hundreds of medals, trophies and other recognition from around the world.
Please refer to “ordering instructions” for more information about ordering from our online catalog. We sometimes have limited quantities of orchids not included on the published list; if you’re looking for something specific, please contact us. From time to time we also have divisions of some of our awarded orchids, and we welcome inquiries about the availability of these plants.
Fine orchids are our only business, and we’ve been doing it for fifty years in the same location just north of downtown Homestead. Our staff is friendly and very knowledgeable.
You’re cordially invited to visit the nursery and our lush tropical garden. We’re open six days a week (closed on Mondays and a few major holidays). We’ll greet you with a cool tropical refreshment and tempt you with the largest selection of flowering orchid plants to be found anywhere. We also offer garden tours at 11am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. No appointment is necessary…come on down! (need directions? see our map). If you’re unable to visit or just want a taste of what you’ll find when you get here, you can enjoy this video interview by Kevin Mims right now!
Orchid society groups are always welcome, too. Contact us to arrange your visit! We can offer special classes, private garden tours and more, with advance notice.
We encourage you to be educated consumers, to learn more about top quality orchids, how to select plants and how to grow them. We have orchid culture information here on the site. If you’re not already a member of the American Orchid Society (AOS), we encourage you to join. Member benefits include a monthly subscription to Orchids, the finest orchid magazine published in the world. Find out more at the AOS’s informative website, www.aos.org
You’re also invited to travel with R.F. Orchids Tours*. Contact us for more information about these fantastic adventures, all fully escorted by Robert Fuchs, president of R.F. Orchids.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!
* Florida Registered Seller of Travel, Reg. No. ST36098