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Dendrobium falconeri

Dorites pulcherrima

Dendrobium capillipes

Habenaria lingleyana

Bulbophyllum blepharistes

Dendrobium draconis

Dendrobium chrysotoxum

Habenaria myriotricha

Phalaenopsis cornucervi

Paphiopedilum bellatulum

Dendrobium unicum

Acampe papillosa

Coelogyne schilleriana

 
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The Story of Lanta Orchid Nursery

 
Lanta Orchid Nursery on Ko Lanta Island, Krabi Thailand

"First I wanted to open a flower shop on Phuket, where I lived before. But when I found out that there are quite a lot of flower shops already, I got the idea to do something with the many orchids, that I had collected over the years, because of their beautiful flowers. So the idea was born to show them to people, that are interested to know more of these tropical plants.

Lanta Orchid Nursery on Ko Lanta Island, Krabi Thailand

To rent or buy a piece of land on Phuket was too expensive and there is a big orchid farm already, so I decided to have a look to the emerging destination of Krabi and decided for Lanta Island as the more beautiful and natural place. My orchid nursery was opened in November 1999, but the construction took place already in July 1999.

Lanta Orchid Nursery on Ko Lanta Island, Krabi Thailand

After this, I moved all the orchids, that I stored in the garden of a friend of mine in Phuket and most of the orchids stored in the garden of my parents upcountry to Lanta Island, so that they had time to adopt to the new climate. Some did this very well, some had problems to get new leaves, but recovered during the next season.

Lanta Orchid Nursery on Ko Lanta Island, Krabi Thailand

I took interesting parts about orchids out of books and asked somebody, to type it into the computer and added the pictures I made over the years. So this is the small exhibition, I have now. I later added the many colourful hybrids, so that there are some flowers year-round and many hotels ask me today to provide them with the beautiful flowers on special occasions.

Lanta Orchid Nursery on Ko Lanta Island, Krabi Thailand

In 2001, when the district Lanta Island celebrated its 100. anniversary, I was asked to arrange the flower decorations on the stage and on the buffet tables in the old town of Si Raya.

Since then, I had to move my orchid nursery 2 times, because of land disputes with the owners and I am now located in the mountains above Lanta Long Beach opposite the Elephant Trekking. Since 2007, I have added a butterfly farm in the back of my orchid garden."

 

 
 

Native orchids of Thailand from the following orchid families can be seen at Lanta Orchid Nursery:
Acampe, Acriopsis, Aerides, Agrostophyllum, Appendicula, Arachnis, Ascocentrum, Bulbophyllum, Calanthe, Ceratostylis, Chilochista, Cleisomeria, Cleisostoma, Coelogyne, Cryptopylos, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Doritis, Eria, Eulophia, Geodorum, Grammatophyllum, Grosourdya, Habenaria, Holcoglossum, Hygrochilus, Kingidium, Liparis, Luisia, Micropera, Microsaccus, Ornithorchilus, Panisea, Paphiopedilum, Papilionanthe, Pecteilis, Pelatantheria, Pholidota, Polystachys, Pomatocalpa, Porpax, Pteroceras, Rhyncostylis, Robiquetia, Seidenfadenia, Smitinandia, Staurochilus, Thecostele, Thunia, Trias, Trichoglottis, Trichotosia, Vanda, Vandopsis, Vanilla



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