Cal-Orchid is a wholesale/retail orchid nursery in Santa Barbara, California that prides itself in providing the finest and often exclusive orchids to orchid enthusiasts everywhere. Established in 1987, we are now well known for having a well varied collection of plants that due to our active breeding program, is often changing. Because we are a family owned nursery we strive to provide the best customer service possible. Our active show schedule takes us to cities far and wide, nationally and even internationally so check our NEWS and EVENTS section to see if we are headed to your city sometime in the future!  We ship via FedEx express service, and are always available via the phone if you have specific questions, or of course, via email ( by CLICKING HERE.

How to order

Please look at our product pages. We hope that these categories help you to refine your search. Simply CLICK on an image in order to get a more detailed description or to move to purchasing. If you have any questions about a particular plant, please contact us and we can help you with your questions. Email address is and our phone number is 805 967 1312.

Shipping Charges

A small flat rate charge is added to every order plus a small charge for each additional plant.  If you are ordering more than four plants, please call us to place your order rather than use the shopping cart service. Shipping will then be factored individually for your order rather than estimated.  We ship FedEX Express and charge exact shipping charges for large orders. Our FedEX charges include an industry discount and they provide what we believe to be the best shipping method. Our phone number is 805-967-1312. email: CALORCHID@COX.NET
HAWAII & PUERTO RICO ORDERS: An import permit is required. A Phytosanitary Certificate will need to accompany your plants, and cost $35 regardless of whether you order 1 plant for 200 so make it worthwhile. Maybe throw in with some friends!



We are a working nursery that is open to the public.
Our hours are 9:00AM to 4:00 PM, Monday--Saturday / tel:805.967.1312 Do not rely on what other websites post for our hours.
Check the Events Section of our website to be sure we are in town if you are traveling to visit us!                                                                                  Open on Sundays for Special event weekends!
Everyone is welcome to visit, but please check our EVENT SCHEDULE to be sure we are Open or call us at 805 967 1312.


Current Special


Pacific Epidendrum
Wholesale Offering

 This is a limited-time offer to trial our
world famous ‘Pacific’ line of reedstem Epidendrum
hybrids These are our newest crosses
actively growing in 3.25” pots and represent an
assortment of colors and styles. Seedling height
is 6-8” tall. We are offering wholesale packages
of our newest Pacific Epidendrum hybrids;
minimum order of 100-500 plants @ $8 each.
Unless otherwise requested, plants
are shipped bareroot.



  Cal-Orchid’s 31ST
Saturday AND sUNDAY
nOVEMBER 3 & 49AM-4Pm

Yes, Cal-Orchid is having it’s Annual Open
House and everyone is invited. We try
to make it a very special and festive event
for all. We will be featuring many new
introductions as well as having many great
plants offered at a discount to help with
your budget. We will be having special Thai
soup prepared by the Monks for all to enjoy.

As a Special feature this year, we will be
hosting Peruflora as our special guest. They
will be bring some wonderful species from
Peru as well as their world class Phramipedium

See you soon!