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    • Anacheilium cochleatum flower closeup
    • Anacheilium cochleatum orchid plant
    • Anacheilium cochleatum flower closeup
    • Anacheilium cochleatum flower closeup
    • Anacheilium cochleatum flowers
    • Encyclia cochleata seedling

    Currently unavailable, but soon! We have 3.25" blooming size and a 2" near blooming size plants.  They just need a little more growing time.

    Its scientific name used to be Encyclia cochleata, it is commonly known as the black orchid or the cockleshell orchid, around our nursery it is affectionately referred to as the octopus orchid. It is also the national flower of Belize.

    Easy to grow and a prolific flowerer, it loves to be treated just like a Cattleya.

    This is a very nice outcross of 2 great, large-flowered parents. One has wide sepals and the other plant has nice long twisted sepals. Both have great color and are above average size.

    The Anacheilium cochleatum blooms year-round and grows in intermediate to hot temperatures in bright indirect sunlight. 

    We have 2 sizes for sale: Well established blooming size plants and well established near blooming size seedlings.

    Primary Color:
    Light Requirements:
    Bright, Indirect Sun
    Bloom Season:
    Year round
    Current Plant Size:
    Blooming size
    Species vs Hybrid:
    Temperature Range:
    Hot, Warm, Intermediate

Shipping Info

1 plant-$11.00,   2 plants-$14.50,   3 plants-$18.00,   4 plants-$21.50,   5 plants-$25.00,   More than 5 plants but less than $150- $28.50,   $150 or more- Shipping is free!

A box warmer is included in your shipment, free of charge, if needed to ensure plant's well being. Other sellers charge up to $4 for this! We ship USPS Priority only.

International shipping is the cost of postage + $5 for packing costs, usually $30-35 for orders up to 1 kilo. Over a kilo is only a bit more, so multiple plant orders are more cost-effective. 3 adult plants or 10 seedlings usually weigh about a kilo. We ship by U.S. Postal Service priority mail. You can check out postage rates at

To place international orders please email us! We can do phyto and CITES for additional cost upon request. All applicable paperwork is the responsibility of the purchaser.

Please email with any and all questions.