Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply to the use of this Web site as well as all transactions conducted through the site.

  • Copyright
  • All content appearing on this Web site is the property of:

    Hilltop Orchids
    1151 East County Road 800 S.
    Cloverdale, Indiana 46120

    Copyright © 2011-2017 Hilltop Orchids. All rights reserved. As a user, you are authorized only to view, copy, print, and distribute documents on this Web site so long as (1) the document is used for informational purposes only, and (2) any copy of the document (or portion thereof) includes the following copyright notice: Copyright © 2011-2017 Hilltop Orchids. All rights reserved.



  • Trademarks
  • All brand, product, service, and process names appearing on this Web site are trademarks of their respective holders. Reference to or use of a product, service, or process does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation, or sponsorship of that product, service, or process by Hilltop Orchids. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right of Hilltop Orchids or any third party, except as expressly granted herein.



  • Privacy Policy
  • Your business is important to us. We do not maintain local records of your financial infomation after the transaction. We do not sell your personal information to mailing lists.



  • Consumer Agreement
  • PLANT SIZE DEFINITION
    Blooming Size: These are plants that have reached blooming maturity and are capable of flowering immediately or within 6 months
    Spiked Plant: A spiked plant is a Blooming Size plant that has an active infloresence growth but the spike has not put on buds yet.
    Budding Plant: These plants are Spike plants that have put on buds and are ready to bloom within 1 - 3 weeks.
    Flowering Plant: These plants are plants that have at least one flower open on them.
    Near Blooming Size Plant: These plants are almost ready to begin their first blooming cycle. These plants will require 9-12 months of further growth to flower.
    Seedlings: Young plants that will require at least 24 months or more to reach their first blooming cycle.

    CONDITION OF SALES GENERAL TERMS
    All offerings are subject to availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Please list complete address information as requested. Your order cannot be shipped if this information is not complete. Payment must be made prior to shipment and may be made by, Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover. Cash on Delivery(C.O.D.) orders are not available. Orders are filled in the sequence in which they are received. Occasionally shipments may be delayed due to poor weather conditions. All offerings are subject to prior sale. We reserve the right to withdrawal any offering from sale and to limit quantities. We warrant our plants to be true to identity purchased, except where authorized by the customer to substitue with plants of similiar type and color. We make no warranty on any plants sold. Our responsibility shall be limited to the purchase price, in any case. The customer owns the plant once shipped and is responsible for damage to the plan tduring shipping.
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    Unless the customer specifies otherwise, we reserve the right to substitute a plant of similar type, size, and color if we are sold out of your first choice. Please advise us during the oder process if you do not want substitutions, and please list alternate selections.



  • Shipping & Delivery
  • All plants are sent in pots, unless specified otherwise by customer. This will help ensure better adjustment to different growing environments. Although we do our best to pack carefully, we are not responsible for damage to buds or flowers in shipment. Shipping is recommended to be done Monday through Wednesday via United States Postal Service using 2d Day Air unless otherwise requested. In such cases, the customer assumes all liability/additional charges for shipping via means other than recommended by Hilltop Orchids. Please make note of alternative shipping options on your order form. All shipments are cushion packed and sealed to aid in protection from heat and cold. Most orders will be shipped within (1) week of receipt depending on weather. 

    DAMAGED SHIPMENTS
    We have had very few problems with damaged shipments, and always select the best plants available for your order. We pack our orders with great care, and guarantee that plants leave our nursery in good condition. Should a shipment arrive with a leaf, root or flower spike crushed or broken, cut off the damaged area with a sterilized knife. If a pot is broken, remove the old pot and slip the plant into a pot of similar size. This should not harm the plant. Should a shipment arrive in a badly damaged or frozen condition or if your order is delayed beyond the maximum transit time you specified, call us immediately and we will direct you how to file a claim with the Carrier. Always save boxes and packing materials for inspection by the Carrier agent, and notify us of any actions taken. Although we make every attempt to package flowers and buds carefully,due to the fragile nature of living plant material and potentially hostile transit conditions, safe arrival cannot be guaranteed.

    Puerto Rico / Hawaii / Outside Continental U.S. Please call or email us at info@hilltoporchids.com for the current fees and requirements for shipping.
    FOR REGULATORY REASONS, WE DO NOT SHIP OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

    SHIPPING AND PACKING CHARGES
    Packing and shipping charges are calculated from the sub-total of the order at the rate of 5% for packing and direct cost for shipping option chosen, with a minimum of $10 packing fee.

    PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE
    Shipments to California and Hawaii require a phytosanitary certificate to be sent with each shipment. We will obtain the certificate for the shipments. The cost is US$36.00. Please note there will be approximately two - three weeks delay in shipping, due to processing. Hawaii residents must also include a copy of import permit, or indicate this number on order form. Other US territories including Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands will need the certificate for shipments as well.



  • Sales Tax
  • Hilltop Orchids charges sales tax for merchandise ordered on this Web site based on the applicable state sales tax rate and the location to which the order is being shipped.