The exotic beauty and fragrance found in Orchids had its beginnings in China. The word Lan (Chinese name for orchid) date back to the days of Confucius. Orchid species number in the 25,000 and Hybrids five times that number. With the tropical Hawaiian humid climate, we can successfully grow a variety of orchids. On the cooler slopes of Haleakala and Kula on Maui and The Big Island Volcano area, orchid growers can produce some of the most spectacular varieties that are my favorites, such as the cymbidiums and Miltonias.