This is a really creative hybrid made by a colleague. The pod parent is Ctt. Chocolate Drop, which is a large bifoliate Cattleya with waxy deep red flowers. Crossing it with Sophronitis cernua is pure brilliance, as the cernua doesnt affect the shape of the flowers that much, but it miniaturizes the plant to the point that they can bloom in a 2" pot.
These are seedlings about 2 years out of flask, should flower within 2 years. Needs very bright light and dry well between watering.
Why is shipping only $1?
Well, it isn't. We have found that many of our plants sell out very quickly, leading to customers making multiple orders with single items. We don't want you to have to pay shipping on every order you make, so we have the $1 combined shipping option available at checkout. If you have an open order with us, and shipping has been paid on that order, then no additional funds are necessary. If you chose the $1 shipping option and have no preexisting order, you will receive an invoice in the next few days requesting additional payment for shipping. The invoice will be for USPS Priority by default. If you have a different preferred shipping method, please email and we would be happy to adjust to your shipping method. By clicking that you accept our terms of service, you agree that you will be paying the full cost of shipping and that you understand that shipping will cost more than $1.
How much does shipping cost?
This depends on your location, relative to HDO. USPS Priority is the cheapest option, starting at $10.80. We do not charge any additional “Handling” fee, and we keep our costs as low as possible. HDO does not profit from shipping costs in any way, and our prices are very competitive. To see the exact amount you will be charged for shipping, you should add all your items to your cart and enter your shipping address. You will see all of the options for shipping as well as their costs.
Can you hold my plants to save on shipping?
Unfortunately, no. We do not have the space to support an open box policy, and any orders that contain more than two plants will be shipped the immediate following week. Exceptions can be made for cold weather, vacations, or emergencies.
When do you ship?
Most of our customers select USPS Priority as their preferred shipping method. Because of this, we like to ship exclusively on Mondays to ensure that packages are delivered before the weekend.
Terms of service
HDO reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at our discretion.
Plants are NOT sold in spike. Assume your plant is blooming size only, we will send blooming/budded plants when available, but we do not sell them as such.
Due to prohibitively expensive shipping and inspection costs, we do not ship to Hawaii.
Please be aware that the $1 combined shipping option is the default when you select your shipping speed. Customers who choose this option MUST have an outstanding order where shipping has already been paid. The cost of shipping will be determined by HDO and you will be billed in addition to the $1.
If you select the $1 option by accident, you will receive an invoice the weekend after you place the order with the cost of shipping included. By selecting that you accept HDO’s Terms of Service, you understand that you will be billed this additional amount, and it is the duty of the customer to check their email for this invoice and pay it in a timely manner.
To avoid delays in shipping your order, please be sure to pay the full cost of shipping with your first order. Simply click the dropdown menu at checkout and you will see the full list of shipping options. HDO is not responsible for any delay caused by unpaid shipping fees. We reserve the right to cancel any orders that the shipping invoice has not been paid for more than two weeks.