Bela Vista Orchids

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Additional informations

Growing hints

In this price list we present some hints that will help our customers select the species. Under the name of the plants we will use the following symbols:

  • C = Climate
    A general view is presented and similar climates and differences in temperature may occur independently of the áreas shown here.
  • F = Blooming season
    The dates mentioned here refer to the season in which the blooming of the species occurs and species which may occasionally bloom in other seasons.
  • H = Habitat
    It tells about the way orchids grow, being classified as: aerial, ground, rupicolous and epiphytic.
  • L = Luminosity
    It is shown as it occurs in nature.
  • T = Size
    It refers to the average size of flowers.
  • E = Color of flowers
    The predominant colors of the species or varieties are mentioned.


  • C1: It refers to orchids of temperate climate as those found in the Serra do Mar and the middle heights of the Andes. These are areas of higher atmospheric humidity, caused by heavy pluviometrical precipitations and by the formation of fogs. Their temperature vary range from 10°C to 30°C.
  • C2: It refers to orchids of a hot and humid climate which alternates dry with hot periods such as the Amazonian area and in the low sea-coast. Their temperature varies from 10°C to 40°C.
  • C3: It refers to orchids of stunted-vegetation area where altitudes vary from 500 m to 1000 m and which are chacacterized by dry hot days and cool nights. There is a long dry season during winter in which the plants survive thanks to night dew and the temperature between day and night has a big fluctuations.
  • C4: It refers to plants of cold and high altitude áreas and their cultivation in places other than those needs special environment.


  • L1 (Direct sun): It refers to plants which must be exposed to full sun from 2 to 4 hours and the rest of the day with high luminosity in order to bloom. Use 20 % shading.
  • L2 (Half shade): It refers to plants which grow on the top of trees or in sparse woods, receiving about 75 % of ligth. Use 50 % shading.
  • L3 (Middle shade): It refers to plants which grow in the middle part of woods or in more protected places, receiving 50% of light. Use 70 % shading.
  • L4 (Shaded): It refers to plants which grow in well shaded places, receiving about 25 % of ligth. Use 80 % shading.


  • H1 (Aerial plants): This term is used to refer to plants that do not adapt themselves to vases, for their roots like to grow free, using small branches as support and to have air, dew and rain as sources of nutrients.
  • H2 (Epiphytic plants): They are plants which grow on trees, coconut palm trees, and which fix their roots absorbing mineral salts and nutrients from decay and from those nutrients brought by rain. These plants adapt themselves well to pots, fern root vases, etc.
  • H3 (Rupicolous plants): They are those plants which grow on or among rocks and their support and nutrient sources are similar to those of the epiphytes.
  • H4 (Ground plants): They fix themselves on the ground or upon organi decay and, in some cases, in areas saturated with humidity.
    They are subdivided into:
    • H4a: Dry sandy soil, rich in organic material.
    • H4b: Peat and organic decay.
    • H4c: Clayish soil, rich in organic material with constant and renewed humidity. There are some species which remain under water during the rainy season and become completely dry in the dry season.


  • F1: Summer;
  • F2: Fall;
  • F3: Winter;
  • F4: Spring.


  • T1: Flowers with less than 1cm of diameter.
  • T2: Flowers from 1 to 4cm of diameter.
  • T3: Flowers from 4 to 10cm of diameter.
  • T4: Flowers bigger than 10cm of diameter.

The codes to wich the letter ´a´ is added refer to bouquet-shaped or bunch-shaped blooming what makes their blooming more attractive.


  • E1: Yellow
  • E2: White
  • E3: Chestnut
  • E4: Blue
  • E5: Lilac
  • E6: Pink
  • E7: Cream
  • E8: Green
  • E9: Salmon
  • E10: Red
  • E11: Purple
  • E12: Wine
  • E?: Undefined color

Directions to customers

We inform you that this price list refers to US dollars.

Due to technical details in the growing of orchids, we do not answer for the stay in stock of the plants here mentioned. (see sales conditions).


WE ARE LISTING the names of plants according to the writers mentioned below and since they are native plants, there are different denominations, what makes it difficult for laymen to know the species. Although several plants are listed under new denominations, we prefer the most popular name or the one which better defines the plant. In some cases, we put their synonyms or former denominations between brackets and, the plants which are not described yet or when there are doubts regarding the classification of their species between quotation.

General conditions

THE PLANTS MENTIONED in our price list are supplied by plants or, in special cases, when it refers to division, by pseudobulbs. At minimum three, and at the maximum 5 or more, within our discretion.


They are plants grown from seeds and the number mentioned after the plant names correspond to size (in inches) and growth period.


  • BS: Blooming size.
  • NBS: To bloom within one year.

The plants size 4", 3" and 2" take an average of 2, 3 and 4 years to bloom, respectively. The letters before the number or the name of the plants signify the following:

  • S: Seedling
  • M: Mericlone
  • D: Division

In our crossbreeding or hybridizations we try to the improve the quality of species and, to achieve that, we use our selected plants. The colors alba, coerulia concolor, etc. refering to such varieties are meant for experimental purposes, for we use the mentioned plants for crossbreedings but we are not able to determine their lineage, excluding the repeated crossbreeding, seeing that their flower had already been confirmed.

THE NATIVE PLANTS from Brazil are strictly numbered in all our lists. These numbers will also be usefull to the extent that our customers may use them in their orchid greenhouse.

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