An Orchid nursery in Phuket south east Asia Thailand it is an exotic carpet of diverse colors there is hardly a similar "ocean of colors" anywhere in nature. In this Phuket Orchid nursery where many pictures of this pages were taken the hues are the dominant factors.There are several other fascinating orchid gardens in southeast Asia at Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and more this is for sure "eye candy". There are many other in the whole southeast Asia (ASEAN) region such as Indonesia and Philippines in Myanmar are a bit a smaller one.
The nursery is only serving the local market and also just to enjoying the optical pleasure when visiting until two years ago the charged Baht 200,- entrance now (2020) it's 400,-.There are different types of orchids on sale.
If someone has already got his sunburn by lazing on the beach visiting this orchid nursery that one of the best things to do on the island. The impression of this wide orchid garden is overwhelming. The sea of colors is a feast for the eyes. Beside of cut flower wholesale and retail, they also sell sterile seedlings packed into old Thai whiskey bottles at least for a good purpose finally a perfect Phuket day tour on a vacation in south east Asia. grown here are almost all hybrid orchids.
When they started to grow hybrid orchids in Thailand poaching orchid flowers almost vanished. The hybrids were a big relief to the life of this beautiful flowers to give them a chance to live in the wild where they call them species. The orchid family branched off a long time ago but since plants have left almost no fossil record determining a date for their origin is not possible some botanists assume this branch off happen about 100 million years ago.
Thai Orchids Hybrids & Species.
Below are some popular orchid flowers of south east Asia. More than 1000 different orchids species and hybrids are grown in Thailand. They are raised in nurseries or come up in the wild dark mountain forests of the north and the islands of south Thailand. Actually there is not much difference where a particular species or hybrid grows you find the same everywhere with some minor exceptions.
Thai orchids are a good reason for Travel in South East Asia
As with other flora and fauna deforestation and poaching take a heavy toll. Some projects are even dedicated to reintroducing some species into the former environment or maybe into a beautiful garden out of the orchid nursery. Such as
They are somehow the national flower of Thailand showing great form with many variants and beautiful colors.
They are popular for their amazing hues and a large bloom thanks to hybridization they also stay OK for quite a while.
come in rich variants and a fragile bloom they look real great.
People like them because of strong colors and a large bloom. Some of the types have amazing forms and look rather old fashioned.
Hybrids > are the savior of this flowers. Before there was a lot of hunting and poaching, now everyone can buy them for rather low prices.
Thai Orchid Nursery in Phuket
Thailand is by far the largest exporter of fresh orchids worldwide and plenty of them you can pick up for quite low prices in nurseries. This is probably the best area for a virtual show since they usually have plenty of different types and all kind of colors.
A few nurseries grow species but those are not for sale, only the hybrids are for sale.
Thai Orchid Yellow Purple and some other colors
Thai Orchid Culture with great colors
To raise them is not easy, it needs some time and passion since some are maybe up to four years to blossom the first time. The growers usually have several dozens of great hybrids for retail and wholesale.
For “take away”, during or after your holiday there are 3 ways, either you take the whole plant (last for quite a while with proper treatment), also in a different climate like Europe etc. Take only the cut flower, they stay ok for up to 1 month in a colder climate with proper treatment, or take the “seedlings in the bottle” and handle them according to the instructions. To care for Thai orchids in general needs a sense of beauty and patience.
Thai Orchid Orange color in a pot
For all relevant information (which are available, the environment, the handling, how and where to buy and export them etc. just visit the Phuket Orchid Farm at Chalong, pass the circle towards Rawai, after the school, you will see a signpost and turn right.
You will find almost everything you want to see and you can also ask questions, it’s a real marvelous orchid garden, you probably have never seen anything like this before. There is an entrance fee (Thai and “farang” same fee !!) of baht 200 including an information leaflet and a bouquet of beautiful ones.
Phuket nursery and dendrobiums
Ina orchid nursery with great colors
If you also want to picture the beauties.
Visit the orchid nursery around 4.30 to 5.30 pm, at that time the sun position is just right for the real photo shooting. For immediate “consumption” on the island, many small flower shops usually in the vicinity of 7-11 stores offer fresh ones with very low prices. Although Thai orchids are not cheap. they are soo beautiful and a real sovenir of Travel in South East Asia
In a south Thailand Orchid nursery..
Small bouquets with up to 10 blooms and some green leaves around go for 20 baht. This is low street prices, the orchid nursery usually charges more because they are dedicated to selling to "farang" means foreigner, with about 20-25 stems go for Baht 200. In Thailand, they still have a double price system the native and for the foreigners its usually 2 or 3 times as much. The problem is they consider every foreigner as a "walking ATM".
yellow and red cattleya for sale
The hunting and smuggling out of the endangered species usually done in the north. All these beautiful blooms are really a feast for the eye and an admired decoration in any home, or maybe just in the hotel room during your stay on the island.
Exotische Orchideen in purpur farbe
Purple vanda plantsIf you bought some of this exotic beauties just ask for an empty water bottle in your hotel, cut off the top and you have a suitable vase, or e.g., if you get them directly from the nursery they fix a small plastic contaIiner at the bottom which keeps the plant happy and alive for a week.
The orchid flowers don’t need fresh water every day and last for about a week. Just buy a bouquet and you will have some visually happy days.
Travel in South East Asia is what serious tourists enjoy.
Tropical flowers > have ideal growing environment in Thailand because it is endless summer around one thousand km north of the equator where the temperature hardly falls below 20 Centigrade. The result of this is great blooms which make the country the biggest exporter of them, read more.
Hidden Andaman Island in the Phangnga Bay
Pretty Monopodial Vanda Orchids.