Phaius Orchids are very easy to grow in your home. However, they are not so widely grown by many Orchid collectors. They have large, colorful and fragrant flowers that are tube-like to compliment the large leaves. These flowers can reach sizes of 5 inches across, placed on 4-foot spikes. You may hear these referred to by the nickname nun’s orchids. Nun’s Orchids like to live in warm areas that stay between 65 and 75 degrees during the day. They prefer
The flowers of this orchid are very different in a very special way. It is triangular in shape with the sepals pointing outward and the petals pointing forward. The availability of it in bright colors is another addition to the beauty of these orchid flowers.
Gongora orchids have a very strong, nice and sweet scent that you will definitely adore. It resembles to that of cinnamon or nutmeg. Grow them in your backyard to enhance your garden with a wonderful aroma. These, unlike other orchids, like a lot of water.
Disa orchids are very beautiful and dainty orchids which usually have flowers grown in red color. They require a crucial amount of care which is quite different than that of any other orchid. Special attention needs to be given to these when growing. Its growing conditions are difficult to deal with and it is easier to kill it if you do not provide it with the right conditions. Save
These are very wonderful and interesting to look at. When flowers appear on this orchid, they look very dramatic and enticing. Growing them is actually fun for they attract you and anybody who catches just a glimpse of this orchid.
Catasetum orchids have a very attractive physique to look at. It has thickened stems with a big fan of leaves around it to give it an appealing look. It has a bunch of showy flowers grown when blooming begins. The blooming period doesn’t lasts that long.
Bletilla orchids’ history traces back to China. They have pretty leaves but only when not blooming. They aren’t available in too many colors and the two commonly sold colors of these orchids are white and purple. Bletilla are quite elegant-looking orchids.
Anguloa orchids are called tulip orchids. Their flowers resemble to that of tulip and are found in shades of white, green, yellow and red.
This orchid does not have many species falling under its umbrella, only 8 of them and 9 natural hybrids. Their scent is astonishing and resemble to that of roses. Miltonia orchid is yet another type of orchid that is grown widely in the world because of the ease of its blooming cycle and growing conditions requirements. This orchid is often referred to as a favorite of the orchid enthusiasts, the reason being they are beautiful and smell great!
These orchids have long and bulging petals that are tough and hairy. The flowers produced are in spirals. Lots of orchid species fall under this type of orchid and yet more and more are being discovered every year.
Zygopetalum orchids are widely used as cut flowers. Many at times they are cultivated and bred in vast amounts to be used for this purpose. Their strength is that their multiple blooming could last up to good 8 weeks. All you have to do is to continue their feeding of fertilizers regularly and they will turn out to be promising flowers when the time comes.
These are definite fragrant orchid flowers that are beautiful to look at and amazingly easy to grow. They come in a wide array of colors and not to forget the marvelous color blends they offer in their flowers. They are not disappointing once grown. The smell of an orchid is one of the reasons why it is preferred over the other orchids. Same is the case with odontoglossum orchid.
Maxillaria orchids are not known to many people, not even to most orchid enthusiasts. They do exist and are still a part of the orchid family though. They are not popular for growing too as they produce very small flowers and as low as a single flower on one spike. However, that single flower is enough for producing fragrance in a good perimeter. With diverse species, the growing requirements vary from specie to specie. This makes the growing of
The Angraecum orchid is another amazing orchids. The shape of the flower is like a star that has a long tail slicked to its bottom. With care and little effort, you can have these growing for years and years that will blossom your backyard with fragrant blooms. Save
Vanda orchids are typically found in tropical regions. Their species is considered endangered because their natural habitats have been destroyed to a great extent. The Vanda Orchid produces an amazing array of exquisite flowers that come in many colours. Some have patterns on the petals and some can be found in solid colours. The flowers themselves can grow up to six inches in diameter and are produced on spikes of 6-8 flowers each. Caring for Vanda Orchids There are three
This is yet another type of orchid that is quite easy to grow. Smells like citrus, it produces white or greenish white flowers. The scent is only released at night when the orchid has bloomed but it’s worth the wait.
These are orchids that doesn’t even look like orchids, be it a glance or a stare. They look like a kite and are a spectacular sight when they are blowing in the wind. Another amazing fact relating to this orchid is that it is easier to multiply it into several plants.
The Brassia Orchid, or Spider Orchid, are another great Genus of the Orchid family. They produce medium sized spectacular flowers that resemble spiders. In the wild, this attracts spider killing wasps to attack them, 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
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
Perfect for corsage purposes, these flowers are very popular cut flowers. They can live longer than any other flower that has been separated from the mother flower. Easy to grow and available in vast variety of colors, cattleya orchids are very famous for gift-giving and décor. Another reason of their popularity is that when they bloom, they can grow up to enormous size (a size of a sunflower perhaps) which is not common for any other orchid in their