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About Us . . .

The IPA was formed in 1990 to promote the appreciation, cultivation and conservation of Phalaenopsis orchids. The IPA's mission is to:

  • Publish 'Phalaenopsis'  a quarterly electronic magazine featuring color photography including articles on new lines of breeding, cultural techniques and other subjects of interest to Phalaenopsis growers.  View sample pages of electronic journal, 'Phalaenopsis'. . .

  • Stage an annual symposium at various locations around the world filled with workshops and lectures from the foremost Phalaenopsis growers and hybridizers. Information on the
    2019 Symposium . . .

  • Bring together growers worldwide to share and to promote our passion for Phalaenopsis orchids.

  • Host PHALS Digest, an online e-mail discussion forum for our members to communicate about Phalaenopsis and orchid growing.

  • Maintain a Business Directory of IPA Members.

  • Sponsor Phalaenopsis related projects such as our publication of the revision of the genus 'Phalaenopsis: A Monograph', by Dr. Eric A. Christenson.

  • Provide conservancy funds to assist in the support the Phalaenopsis species collection at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

To find out more about the IPA, feel free to contact any of the members of the Board, or one of the Regional Directors, through their links under IPA Officers and Directors via the contact link.