My Orchid Nursery

Welcome to my Orchid Nursery - please enjoy my photos below and videos on YouTube.

During over 50 years of growing and breeding Slipper orchids (and a few others), I have built up a very large gene pool of breeding plants.

These have been used to produce exclusive, new Australian bred hybrids, displaying unique features and characteristics never seen before.

I have greatly extended the variety of hardy Slipper orchids for Australian conditions, tolerating both high and low temperatures.

One of the greenhouses at my orchid nursery.

One of the greenhouses at my orchid nursery.


Paphiopedilum Orchid Pollen SpermBank

Paphiopedilum Orchid Pollen Spermbank.

Visitors to my Slipper Orchid Nursery near Adelaide in South Australia, will be surprised with a show of flowering orchids all year round, but are welcome by appointment only.

Slipper Orchid Breeding - A Smart Way

The little Paphiopedilum primulinum at the top of the photo is a grandparent of all these large mid summer flowering hybrids. I finally succeeded in suppressing the seasonally winter flower gene of the complex types by introducing the neutral primulenunm gene.

Nicky Zurcher paphiopedilum slipper orchid breeding flowers