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Mountain View Orchids, LLC

Mountain View Orchids, LLC, is owned and operated by Kurt Studier. Kurt began growing orchids in 1975 with the purchase of a ladyslipper, Paph. Maudiae Magnificum. By 1991, the single bloom green ladyslipper had grown from a four-inch pot to a ten-inch pot with 15 flowers and three buds. In October 1991, the orchid received the coveted Cultural Certificate of Merit from the American Orchid Society, Kurt’s first AOS award. Mountain View Orchids today operates a greenhouse and showroom at 900 Pendleton Street in Greenville, SC, growing more than 1,500 Paphiopedilums from flask to blooming size plants. The greenhouse also offers a large group of Phalaenopsis, compact Cattleyas, and Masdevallias. In this video, Kurt takes viewers on a tour of the greenhouse and showroom, explaining the different types of orchids and how to care for them. He also explains the breeding program at Mountain View Orchids and talks about his passion for propagating many species of orchids for future generations to enjoy. An award-winning Southeastern grower, Kurt was invited and accepted in 2006 as a student judge in the Atlanta Judging Center of the American Orchid Society. He actively participates as a judge at the Center and in various regional orchid shows. Mountain View Orchids greenhouse and showroom are open Monday through Friday from 10am until 5pm and on Saturday by appointment. Kurt is available for workshops to speak about the growing techniques, proper care, and feeding of orchids.