Hilo Orchid Society is sponsoring a huge orchid show and sale June 3-5 at Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium in Hilo.
If you are looking for ritzy gifts with Lei Day and Mother’s Day just around the corner, then consider orchids. To most people the word orchid immediately brings to mind the purple flowered cattleyas. This orchid has been and still is the most popular. The genus cattleya contains only 50 species in the orchid family containing more than 15,000 known species. More are being discovered each year. Most grow as epiphytes in trees, but some grow in soil and even on rocks.