Grower Wins National Award For His White Cattleya
by Landry Fuller, West Hawaii Today
Posted: 2017-12-28 15:52:46 EST

WAIMEA — Growing orchids can be a delicate matter.

“Some orchids are only in bloom for two weeks, and each have their own special needs,” Matthias Seelis said, a cattleya orchid specialist.

In October, his patience paid off when he won the annual Merritt W. Huntington Award from the American Orchid Society (AOS) for white cattleya — also known as the “queen of the orchids” — cultivated in his greenhouse.

“It’s a big honor to grow the most outstanding orchid in the country,” he said. “I was super happy to win the all-star award.”

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