Sunborne maintains excellent plant material by purchasing from many high quality orchid-picturegrowers in Southern California, Hawaii, and Florida. In so doing, we are able to select the best plants from the best suppliers at any given time. In addition, we visit our suppliers regularly (once a quarter in some cases) to provide suggestions for improvement, as well as to hand select what we consider to be “the cream of the crop.” To keep our plants healthly and pest-free, we use local and systemic insecticides regularly. Finally, we take the time to examine, with great care, each batch of plant material that arrives at Sunborne. If we determine that the quality is not up to our standards, we do not bring it into our inventory, but instead sell it as a “lower cost second.”