Welcome to the First Rays Orchids Website!
With over 40 years of orchid-growing experience, coupled with a science and engineering background, First Rays Orchids is a trusted source of solid scientific information, providing over 100 free informational articles (menu to the left), and always willing to answer questions directly to help you understand and improve your orchid growing.
We are the home of Semi-Hydroponics™ (over-waterproof your plants), PrimeAgra® Ceramic Growing Medium, KelpMax™ Superior Seaweed Extract, EcoWeb™ Advanced Growing Substrate and AquaMat™ Horticultural Fabric for horticulture, hydroponics, aquariums, vivariums, and the biowall industry. We are a registered nursery with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and licensed to produce fertilizers and plant & soil amendments.
Our secure online retail store has over 300 individual items available in the categories of orchid plants, potting media, fertilizers and other horticultural chemicals, vanda baskets, clear flower pots, AquaMat™ and EcoWeb™ sheets, cubes, pots and baskets, light meters, temperature & humidity gauges, reverse osmosis systems, supplies & components, LED-, high-intensity-, & fluorescent lighting, plant trays, heating mats, labels, stakes, orchid books and artwork.
First Rays Orchids is proud to be a supporter of BARC Developmental Services, a nonprofit organization that provides vocational training and employment opportunities to the developmentally disabled. Several of our products are produced, packaged, and/or labeled by folks at their facilities. For more information, please click on their logo.