Facts About The Dove Orchid

Facts About The Dove Orchid

The Dove Orchid belongs to the genus of the orchid species known as Peristeria which is a Greek word that means dove. This orchid is also frequently referred to as the Holy Spirit Orchid or the Holy Ghost Orchid.  The Dove Orchid is the national flower of Panama. This orchid species has been designated as endangered in its natural habitat. This is due to the over collection of these amazing orchids. This “flower of the holy spirit” can be seen

What is the Queen of Flowers?

What is the Queen of Flowers?

Often people may ask, which flower is the Queen of Flowers? Many think that it is the rose, however the Rose is actually the King of Flowers. If it is not the rose then what flower could it be? The Queen of Flowers is actually the orchid, (give yourself a pat on the back if you got that one right). It may come as surprise to some, but orchids actually deserve to be labeled as the Queen of Flowers, because not only

Facts About The Hanging Naked Man Orchid

Facts About The Hanging Naked Man Orchid

Would you believe that there is a type of orchid flower that looks like a little haning naked man? Yes, it might not be believable but the petals of this orchid actually resemble the shape of a man with arms and legs and even the reproductive organ! If this was not enough, the marks that are found in these flowers make it look like this naked hanging man has a smile and two eyes. This flower is found in clusters

Spider Orchid Care – A Guide to Keeping One Alive

Spider Orchid Care – A Guide to Keeping One Alive

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. A single plant will typically have up to 20 blooms at a time in a wide variety of colors. With the introduction of hybrid versions,

9 Orchids That Look Like Animals to Trick Animals and Insects

9  Orchids That Look Like Animals to Trick Animals and Insects

Almost everyone has seen a beautiful Orchid at some point in their life, but have you seen Orchids that look like animals? Becoming more common with every passing day, you can pick one up at a local flower shop, home improvement store, or even a grocery store.  Orchids have quickly become one of the most sought after flowers to grow at home. What most people don’t know is that Orchids are actually one of the largest groups of species in

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 I could find for orchid species and constructed this list. That being said, I obviously could not collect all 20,000+ names and put them on

Tropical Flowering Plants

Tropical Flowering Plants

Orchids (The Most Common Of The Tropical Flowering Plants) Orchids are one of the most common tropical flowering plants that you can readily find.  Not all species of Orchids are tropical, but they all will give you the tropical feel you are looking for.  You can find beautiful Orchids in any color but blue, and in a wide variety of bloom sizes and shapes.  Orchids are given for many occasions, and are prevalent throughout history as a sign of wealth

Our List of Orchid Colors

Our List of Orchid Colors

Orchids belong to a very diverse plant family and because they have thousands of species they are one of the world’s largest groups of blooming plants. Flowering orchids come in literally hundreds of different shapes and sizes, from tiny blooms to very large ones. Their blooms also come in dozens of different colors and in many cases colors will combine and make unique bi-colored shades. Orchid colors cover a full spectrum of possible colors which makes color choices nearly endless.

Orchid Origin | History of Orchids

Orchid Origin | History of Orchids

Orchids are one of the most sought-after flowers. They are expensive, elegant, dainty, rare to find and possess a miraculous beauty. Of course not everyone can afford to buy an orchid on their way home as a gift too often. However, even a one-time gift of an orchid signifies feelings of love, romance and friendship.  In this article, we will discuss the history of orchids (or orchid origin) Orchid Origin: To better understand the origin of the orchid flower you

Our Dendrobium Orchid Care Guide

Our Dendrobium Orchid Care Guide

Dendrobium orchids are one of the most common types of orchids available to the average buyer. They are best grown indoors in a bright location with no direct sunlight. They grow especially well indoors because their natural habitat is essentially the same as humans are accustomed to. This genus of Orchids contains over 2300 species that grow throughout Asia and Australia. The name Dendrobium is Greek and translates to”one who lives on trees”, because they live latched onto trees in

Complete Care Guide to Phalaenopsis Orchid Care

Complete Care Guide to Phalaenopsis Orchid Care

The Phalaenopsis Orchid is the most commonly found orchid.  They can be purchased just about anywhere that sells flowers and indoor plants.  Phalaenopsis are extremely common because they are easily available everywhere, are the easiest to grow and re-bloom under home conditions, and have long-lasting flowers that are colorful and some are even blossom with a sweet fragrance. You may also hear these referred to as Moth Orchids because the blooming flowers are said to look like moths in flight. 

List of the Best Types of Orchids

List of the Best Types of Orchids

The orchid, a flower of elegance and magnificent beauty, has over 700 types, more than  25,000 species and over 100,000 cross-breeds or hybrids. Did you know that? Well, you do now. Amazing, isn’t it! Such a splendid flower multiplied by these numbers means so many varieties of orchid flowers that a person could talk on and on about them. However, there are some kinds of orchids that are most commonly known and are available for commercial or private purposes. Did

How to Make Orchids Re-Bloom

How to Make Orchids Re-Bloom

Orchids are known to be loyal flowers, at least many hybrids are, for many at time they don’t require special attention day and night. Best for busy people, these flowers could have a difficult time in blooming and then re-blooming for the entire period of time they live. However, there needs to be put a small amount of effort on the research of your orchid before buying. Many varieties require immense effort in blooming. If you are not an enthusiast

How long do Orchids Live Growing Indoors?

How long do Orchids Live Growing Indoors?

Orchids are magnificent flowers! Despite having no smell, which is the case for most orchids, they are still widely admired. Orchids kept inside the home can actually become a feature of your décor. If used for this purpose, however, you may wonder how long do orchids last growing indoors?  You may also wonder the same thing if you are planning to give an orchid to someone as a gift. Orchids are indeed a great gift to give for several reasons:

Where do I Cut My Orchid Spike after Flowering?

Where do I Cut My Orchid Spike after Flowering?

    Taking care of an orchid is more like a part-time job. However, this is somewhat different in a way that seldom is the case that it requires attention and when it does, it is a full-time job. When you are through the stage of choosing an orchid, next is the most popular question: Where do I cut my orchid spike after flowering? A question that is asked every now and then by orchid-keepers as we call them. So

6 most beautiful orchids

6 most beautiful orchids

Find out the world’s most beautiful orchids!   Although, all orchids are beautiful but there are few that outnumber the beauty of the rest. These aesthetic ones out of the widespread family of fragrant and blooming flowers are sometimes rare to found and are expensive. While any orchid is brilliantly ecstatic and majestic in its own way there are others that are classified exclusively on the basis of their color combinations and shapes. The 6 amazingly beautiful orchids are listed

Orchid Gift Ideas

Orchid Gift Ideas

Present orchid lovers with a great many orchid-themed gift ideas.   Orchids are loved by all those who have love for flowers. Such people prefer giving and receiving orchids for a number of occasions. What if there comes a time when you have to plan for a gift for such a person? Of course you want to be creative enough and don’t want to be redundant by handing over orchids.   It wouldn’t be a new deal for him/her. What you can do is

How to grow Orchids at home

How to grow Orchids at home

Growing an orchid sounds like climbing a mountain to some. However, if you learn the art of doing so, it’s really a piece of cake and is soon to become your addiction. Think of all the beautiful, colorful plants that would add to your indoor surroundings. You’ll need not have any artificial flowers or spend a lot of amount on getting fresh flowers to decorate your table beautifully for meal times if you have orchids readily available at home. The