Facts about the Monkey Orchid

Monkey Orchid Facts

There are many orchids that bear flowers looking like animals and birds. But the one that is really amazing is the one that looks like the face of a monkey. This orchid called Monkey orchid is aptly named because of its striking resemblance to the simian primates. It is really surprising but Mother Nature has […]

Facts about the White Egret Orchid

White Egret Orchid

The White Egret Orchid is perhaps the most delicate of all orchid plants. Its flower is so white and so beautiful that it reminds one of the white bird called egret. It is a heron with an all white plumage. It is a wild variety of orchid and even though it is native to Asia, […]

Facts about the Tiger Orchid

Tiger Orchid Facts

If one is talking about some of the weirdest flowers of the world, the name of tiger orchid certainly ranks at the top of the list. It is also the largest orchid flowers of the world. There are many orchids that look like animals and birds but tiger orchid takes the cake among them. These […]

How to Grow and Care for a Moth Orchid

healthy moth orchids

Moth orchids (Phalaenopsis sp.) look delicate, but are actually a very hardy plant that’s easy to grow in a container at home. A testament to their hardiness is the fact that this orchid is the most common variety, sold year around most anywhere fresh flowers are sold. Moth orchids, also referred to as Phals, are […]

Facts About The Hanging Naked Man Orchid

A single Orchid italica haning out on a rock

True or False: There is a type of orchid flowers that look like little hanging naked men. The answer to this question is – True. Yes, it might not be believable but there is a type of orchid where the petals take the shape of a man with arms and legs and even the reproductive […]

Spider Orchid Care – A Guide to Keeping One Alive

Candy Spider Orchid in full bloom

The Brassia Orchid, or Spider Orchid, is another great genus of the Orchid family. They produce medium-sized spectacular flowers that resemble spiders. In the wild, this attracts spider-killing wasps, a method of spreading pollen from one plant to another. The plant itself takes up a large amount of space with its sprawling spikes and flowers. […]

My Huge List of Orchid Abbreviations

My Huge List of Orchid Abbreviations

Orchids are one of the largest groups of species in the world with over 20,000 accepted species. There are twice as many Orchid species as there are bird species on this planet. Orchids can be found on every continent and in just about any climate you will find. I have researched as many Orchid abbreviations as […]