Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Cattleya & Other Orchid Plant Information

Orchid Tip: Price

Here is our newest Orchid tip: Price is only slightly important when buying Orchids. The same variety of Orchid can be sold for $15 or $100, but what if the $15 version take years to perform or doesn't live? The most important things when getting a good price are to ensure you know what the plant will look like and that it is coming from a trusted grower who stands behind their plants.

Orchid Tip: Which Kind of Orchids for Various Conditions

When choosing which kind of Orchid to grow in various conditions, the best thing to do is choose the right kind of Orchid that can fit your environment. For example, if you have bright light, choose a Dendrobium or Cattleya. If you have low light, choose a Phalaenopsis or Paphiopedilum Orchid. If you have medium light, choose an Oncidium or Odontoglossum. Light conditions at home can be changed with use of curtains, placement, or lights.

Phalaenopsis Orchids

This Phalaenopsis Orchids section is all about Phalaenopsis Orchid tips, care information, buying info, varieties, and more. Phalaenopsis Orchids can be one of the easiest Orchids to grow. They like to almost dry out between waterings, be grown in shade with no direct sun, and get no colder then 65 degrees F at night. Phalaenopsis Orchids come in pink, red, purple, white, spotted, yellow, striped, and more colors. A young Phalaenopsis Orchid may bloom 2-3 months while a mature plant may bloom up to a year on a single or multiple spikes when they are cut above a node. Phalaenopsis Orchids are the most popular Orchids.

White Phalaenopsis Orchids

White Phalaenopsis Orchids

Orchid Tip: Longest Lasting Orchid Flowers

This Orchid tip is about the longest lasting Orchid flowers. If you like flower spike after flower spike, Phalaenopsis Orchids can bloom 2-3 months on one flower spike. If it is cut above a node, it may rebloom another couple months or longer. Some Phalaenopsis Orchids have so much strength they may bloom 6-12 months. Other Phalaenopsis Orchids may not yet have strength to rebloom so it may take years to get to that point. Regardless, Phalaenopsis Orchids are the best choice for a long blooming Orchid.

Paphiopedilum Orchids

This Paphiopedilum Orchids section contains growing information, tips, buying info, and more. Paphiopedilum Orchids are often grown due to how compact they are and long lasting. paphiopedilums are terrestrial Orchids, meaning they like to grow in a fine bark mix and not dry out between waterings. They come in white, red, green, spotted, striped, and many other color combinations. Cool Paphiopedilums don't like to get cooler than 55 degrees F at night. Warm Paphiopedilums don't like to go cooler than 65 degrees F at night. Flowers typically last 2-3 months. Paphiopedilums like shade with no direct sun.

Paphiopedilum Orchid Thunder Sea

Paphiopedilum Orchid Thunder Sea

Orchid Tip: Choosing the Right Orchids to Grow

The key to choosing the right Orchids to grow is taking the time to understand what growing conditions they will need. Some Orchids need very bright light, for example, and your home may or may not have bright enough light. Other Orchids, such as Phalaenopsis Orchids, cannot take direct sun on their leaves. That means a Phalaenopsis Orchid needs a shady location 24 hours per day.

Epidendrum Orchids

The section is all about Epidendrum Orchids with tips, care information, buying info, species information, and hybrid information. Epidendrum Orchids are one of the easiest kinds of Orchids to grow. Epidendrum Orchids come in yellow, red, purple, white, brown, and more. They can be grown outdoors in warm climates which don't freeze. They love full sun and to dry out mostly between waterings. When Epidendrums bloom, it is often for 2-3 months at a time.

Colorful Epidendrum Orchids

Colorful Epidendrum Orchids