Orchid Inn, Ltd is owned and operated by Sam Tsui and his wife Jeanie. We started growing orchids in the early 1980's and it has always been our passion! Sam started breeding/hybridizing in the early 1990's and eventually started our home-commercial business "Orchid Inn" in our basement and greenhouses attached to our house. As the business grows, we purchased a six acre property and built our first commercial 6,000 square greenhouse in 2004. Currently we make over 300 crosses, produce 4,000 to 5,000 flasks or approximately 100.000 seedlings annually.
In the past 25 years, Sam has been very active in the orchid world by traveling to shows, promoting sales, and lecturing. Sam currently fills orders from around the world and attends over 20 orchid shows/conferences a year. He also does approximately 25 Paphiopedilum programs/lectures to orchid conferences, societies and groups annually in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe. Over the past 24 years, he has judged at the Japan Grand Prix, the world's largest orchid show.
Hybridizing is Sam's passion. He emphasizes Paphiopedilum species, Brachypetalum, Parvisepalum and Multifloral hybrids. He only selects the best, most vigorous parent plants in his collection for breeding/hybridizing. He continues to improve his breeding stock by selecting plants or flasks from his fellow orchid growers that he believes are outstanding examples of their type.
As a result of Sam's breeding program, his orchids have been honored with approximately two hundred and Seventy five awards (as of May 6, 2017) from the American Orchid Society, Cymbidium Society of America and European Orchid Congress. His most prestigious awards include Fifteen First Class Certificate (FCC/AOS) awards; four Cultural awards including a 93 points Certificate of Cultural Excellence (CCE/AOS) award; and seven breeder Award of Quality (AQ/AOS) awards. All these awards are from American Orchid Society. Last but not the least, one of our recent Paphiopedilum rothschildianum sibling cross have been awarded with two GM/DOG and also the Grand Champion at the 2017 Dresden International Orchid Show in Germany.