This category of plants is with Buds/Blooms. Most of the time, we will choose to ship plants at this stage with flowers mostly close. This is so that upon arrival, you or the recipient are able to enjoy the blooms for the maximum amount of time. Each orchid variety has a different bloom life. Our fragrant Cattleyas will almost always be shipped with buds closed in sheath. Other varieties that have multiple blooms or spikes, will be shipped in various stages of in buds or partially blooming. While we do our best to ship plants in their prime budded state, we can't guarantee a specific blooming stage due to changes in weather that affect how quickly the blooms open.
Upon receiving a budded/blooming plant, please DO NOT remove the plant from its current pot and plant it up into another pot especially while the blooms are still showing. Travelling from Hawaii to a new home always causes the plant to stress a little. It needs to adjust to the new environment and potting up right away could cause your blooms to drop and the additional stress may hurt the plant.