April 10, 2023, Meeting: Speaker, Jurahame Leyva – “Current Trends in Paphiopedilum Maudiae Breeding”

Jurahame has been sourcing, collecting, and growing orchids of all types since he bloomed his very first orchid: Cattleya Mini Purple ‘Carmela’. His mother brought it home as a gift for him when he was just six years old.

Jurahame is an Accredited AOS Judge who has traveled extensively to observe in-situ, speak at symposiums and source new and amazing plants. He owns & operates The OrchidFix Nursery in Kurtistown, on the big island of Hawaii, where he grows a wide array of orchids; from Cattleya and Dendrobium to Telipogon. He has a particular fondness for slipper orchids, collecting some of the best species & hybrids from all over the world. Almost every plant in the nursery is produced from seed from Jurahame’s personal collection. They represent the very best examples of that species or hybrid, and most are awarded cultivars.

When he’s not in the greenhouse he can usually be found cycling, repairing small engines, or with a wee dram, Nikon DSLR, and a telescope set up under clear skies.

You can find Jurahame’s nursery at: https://www.theorchidfix.com/

Jurahame will be talking to us about the new trends in Paphiopedilum Maudiae breeding. This is an easy-to-grow type of plant with showy leaves and long-lasting flowers, rewarding for both novices and experts alike. He will be bringing plants for sale from his nursery.

Jurahame is offering a 15% discount on preorders. The code is NWOS15, it will be valid through April 4, 2023, and available for plants being shipped or delivered at the meeting.

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There will be both a Plant Table and Raffle Table at this meeting.

This event will be held on 4/10/2023 starting at 6:30 PM. We will be meeting in-person and stream the meeting via Zoom. Please note that the meeting will start around 7:00 and the main speaker presentation will begin around 7:15.

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