Orchidom (Orchids Dominicana SA) is dedicated to the production of top-quality orchids to meet the needs of commercial orchid growers and wholesalers in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The company’s headquarters and primary production facilities are located in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, which provides convenient and economical access to the United States, Central America and South America. Orchidom is as close to its customers as their telephones or their computers.
At Orchidom today, there are more than two million orchids under cultivation, flowing from a laboratory that is currently producing 600,000 plants per year. The production of the laboratory flows to 150 greenhouses containing more than a half million square feet under roof. Orchidom is celebrating the seventeenth anniversary of its founding this year. It was launched in 1996 pursuant to a business plan dedicated to the production of top-quality orchids to meet the needs of commercial orchid growers and wholesalers in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America.
While our superior breeding lines, our cultural practices and the skill of our greenhouse personnel are essential, nature is Orchidom’s “chief grower”. Clear mountain-stream water, ideal temperatures and gentle trade winds provide us with a growing environment in which chemicals and fertilizers are needed only in minimal amounts. This lowers our production costs while, at the same time, producing faster-growing and stronger orchids. It’s not often that you see orchid greenhouses where lizards, birds, frogs, butterflies, and other creatures happily co-exist with the orchids. The company offers larger, more mature orchids than are generally available elsewhere, enabling its customers to achieve more rapid turn-over of their costly bench and greenhouse space. By taking advantage of the Dominican Republic’s ideal climate and favorable labor costs, we can supply orchids that are increasingly hard to find in the marketplace: those with an extra measure of maturity and greater flower counts, but at prices customers can afford.The Orchidom team is dedicated to the production of the highest quality orchids for sale at the lowest possible prices commensurate with that standard. The company’s operations are supported by a 70-person work force spread among its laboratory, administrative facilities, its main greenhouse complex in Pedregal, just north of Santo Domingo, its cool weather greenhouses near Constanza in the nearby mountains, and its hybridizing greenhouses in Maryland and Virginia in the U.S.
The company’s founders and senior managers have decades-long experience with greenhouse orchid culture, orchid hybridizing, commercial orchid production, and orchid sales. Nearly ideal growing conditions eliminate the need for closed greenhouses or mechanical ventilation by taking advantage of the prevailing trade winds. The labor-intensive orchid production process is supported by a favorable labor market, yielding significant cost savings that are passed on to Orchidom’s customers in the form of lower prices than those offered by other producers of comparable products.