A new selection of species orchids

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Most orchids grow great in a vivarium. They will root to cork bark or
driftwood. and grow epiphytically. Orchidaceae, commonly referred to as the Orchid family, is
a morphologically diverse and widespread family of monocots.

Cattleya aurantiaca bloom

It is the
second largest family of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and
26,049 currently accepted species, in 880 genera.

The largest
genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species),
Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species).

family also includes Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis
(type genus) and many commonly cultivated plants like some Phalaenopsis
or Cattleya. Since the introduction of tropical species in the 19th
century, horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and

The complex mechanisms which orchids evolve to achieve
cross-pollination were investigated by Charles Darwin and described in
his 1862 book Fertilisation of Orchids.


Please stop by and see us. We’re just a mile east of the I-96 interchange, at 6248 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546. Or, we offer free delivery of items purchased on-line to any of the shows.

We have a wide variety of exotic pets, featuring – of course – the largest selection of poison dart frogs, tree frogs and terrestrial frogs you’ll find in a retail store in the Midwest. You’ll also find leopard, crested, gargoyle, and other gecko species; bearded dragons and other lizards (currently featuring baby savannah monitors, baby blue-tongued skinks, Asian water dragons, brown anoles, red and green iguanas), corn snakes, an assortment of tarantulas, and even some amphibians with tails: tiger salamanders, spotted salamanders, Spanish (Iberia) ribbed newts, California newts, and greater sirens.

If you’re into tarantulas, we have everything from beginner species, such as the Chilean Red Rose-Hair to advanced species such as the Sri Lanka Ornamental Tarantula.

If you are looking for any other species, please drop us a line and we’ll do our best to track it down. And, of course, we have more roaches, crickets, wax worms, fruit flies, and bean beetles than you can shake a stick at.

We also carry a full line of products from manufacturers such as, Exo Terra, Zoo Med, Zilla, Flukers, Tetra, as well as an indoor greenhouse with a wide variety of tropical plants to furnish your naturalistic terrariums and vivariums.

We’re looking forward to seeing you,

Jim and Marcia Hitchcock

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