Maxillaria buchtienii ‘Cole Sauer’ AM/CCM/AOS

About Us

Eric has been growing orchids for over 30 years and specializes in South American Species.  He has spoken internationally and across the United States. 

Eric recently had a culture chapter published with Guido Braem in his book on Paphiopedilums and his book on Phragmipediums.  He also has several of his Maxillaria photos published in Eric Christenson’s book on Maxillaria.   

Eric has received over 85 awards from the American Orchid Society and has three orchids named after him including two species from Ecuador.  He regularly works with other Maxillaria aficionados around the world to better understand the genus.

Eric’s real job is as a registered landscape architect and is the planning manager for Five Rivers MetroParks in Dayton, Ohio


To contact us:

Orchids for the Fun of It

Eric Sauer

6030 Coachshire Court

Centerville, Ohio 45459






Phone: 937.212.0462





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