Key West’s tropical climate produces ideal orchid growing conditions – even in winter!

Thanks to our tropical climate, orchids bloom year-round in Key West. The USDA designates the Lower Florida Keys’ growing zone as Hardiness Zone 11b, with a minimum temperature of 45-50 (F), the only such zone in the lower 48. This photo shows an “Enciclia cordigera” orchid in bloom during early January.

Orchid in bloom in the winter months of tropical Key West, Florida