‘Orchids Around the World’ at Volcano Art Center

October 11, 2016, 10:43 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:20 PM
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OCT 15 “Orchids Around the World”

“Orchids Around the World.” Photo credit: Shelby Smith & Plant: Alcra. Hilo Ablaze ‘Hilo Gold’ HCC/AOS.

“Will an orchid from the Himalayan mountains grow in a climate like Volcano’s?”

Knowing where your orchids come from is a clue to how to grow them—hot or cold, wet or dry. If you’re growing an orchid from the Himalayas, it wants to be kept cool. If it’s from the steamy jungles of New Guinea, it wants to be warm.

If you’d like to know more about orchids, join Ben Oliveros, Larry Kuekes and Shelby Smith from the Hilo Orchid Society for “Orchids Around the World” at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus on Saturday, Oct.15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

If you’re an orchid hobbyist or someone with a budding orchid addiction you won’t want to miss this workshop. Not only will you learn a thing or two, but also, thanks to the Hilo Orchid Society, you’ll be able to take home a plant.

Kuekes will take attendees on a quick tour to show us where in the world some of the orchids that we grow come from. Smith will demonstrate how to divide and repot your orchids. Oliveros will discuss the orchids he has loved and…. killed, along with other tips on how to keep your orchid thriving.


Cost for the workshop is $25 and $20 for VAC members.


Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, call VAC at (808) 967-8222 or go online.

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