International Shipping

Kalapana Tropicals has their CITES Permit to ship internationally. We have successfully shipped to Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Singapore, Canada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines , the Bahamas, Trinidad & Japan.  We look forward to more opportunities to ship elsewhere. Due to the amount of paperwork and logistics involved to ship internationally we ask that you please allow 2 weeks for us to prepare your order. This may go faster, but more time up front is always better. Please read carefully the steps outlined below as these will expedite your order.

Our CITES permit does not cover any species, only hybrids.

We are certified to ship the following genus;

  • Dendrobium
  • Oncidium/Intergeneric Oncidinae
  • Miltonia
  • Zygopetalum
  • Cattleya/Epidendrum
  • Masdavallia
  • Cymbidium/Grammatophylum

Procedures for ordering

  • Please email your itemized list of plants to along with your company information and what airport you would like your plants shipped to.
  • Make note of what stage or plant size you want the plants in; low spike, non bloom, spike up,near blooming size etc.
  • FAX (815-361-4782) or email YOUR Import Permit to us at the time that you place your order. Your permit will show us the requirements of your country....... for example; plants must be bare root, plants must be treated with.........or what declarations must be made on our phytosanitary certificate.

We will then follow through with

  • Harvesting your plants
  • Requesting a Phytosanitary Certificate through USDA
  • Make a booking for Air Freight Delivery
  • Prepare your CITES Document
  • Have plants inspected by USDA and all documents  officially processed on the day of shipping.
  • Chemical Treatment $25


Phytosanitary Certificate and  Document for orders

  • under $1250 will be $77
  • over $1250 will be $130

CITES - Flat rate per shipment

  • $50

Minimum Order for International Shipping is $1,000 worth of plant material before box and freight charges.

All Documents will be scanned and emailed to you as well as the original documents that will be sent with your shipment. Freight charges will be added on to your invoice based upon EXACTLY what Commodity Forwarders bill us.

Details of Requirements by Countries that we have Shipped to already;

Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Saipan & Guam

  • Puerto Rico shipping via UPS
  • Virgin Islands shipping via FedEx
  • Saipan & Guam via USPS - import permit required US priority mail
  • Guam - mandatory Dept of Ag Citric Acid treatment for Coqui Frogs $60 charge
  • $10 for phytosanitary certificate
  • No CITES Required
  • 24 plant minimum


  • Bare Root or in media are both approved
  • Plants must be treated with a fungicide, insecticde and nematacide in front of an inspector from USDA $25 charge
  • We have shipped to Singapore without an import permit from the customer as the permits are obtained on the day that the shipments arrive in Singapore based upon the invoice that is emailed in advance.


  • Bare Root material only - free from all tree bark growing material
  • No Chemical Treatment Required
  • $1 per plant bare rooting fee

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

  • No Import permit required
  • No Chemical Treatment Required

The Bahamas

  • No Chemical Treatment Required
  • No Import permit required to travel with shipment
  • Apply for permit to present at the arrival of shipment\


  • No Import permit required
  • No Chemical Treatment Required
  • Bare root only - no media
  • Shipped via US priority mail


  • Import permit required
  • Bare root only
  • Treatment with both insecticeds & fungicide $25 charge

We look forward to sharing our plants with the entire world !