Million Orchid Project Restoration Kits

Looking for a special gift? How about kits that help save Florida’s endangered native orchid species? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is offering rare orchids seedlings for sale for local residents. They’re all part of Florida’s Million Orchid Project, modeled after Singapore’s success at restoring its endangered species by planting lots of them everywhere, even in a busy city. Fairchild and its conservation partners have been growing the orchids from seed, and planting them around South Florida. The native varieties include the Butterfly Orchid, Night Fragrant Epidendrum, Mule Eared Orchid, and Florida Oncidium. The kits consist of a dozen or more seedlings with instructions for mounting the plants. You must be in the Miami area to order online.

Update: Broward County, Florida residents can also buy these kits through the Ft. Lauderdale Orchid Society.

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2 Comments on “Million Orchid Project Restoration Kits”

  1. Rich ackerman Says:

    Broward County residents can purchase native orchids for residential gardens too! The Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society is partnering with Fairchild Tropical Botsnic Garden to bring the Million Orchid Project one county north. Visit the FLOS website for more information.

  2. Marc Cohen Says:

    Thanks for the update!