18 Types of Orchids - Just To Hit You with Beautiful Blooms
“Just as I wonder
whether it's going to die,
the orchid blossoms
and I can't explain why it
moves my heart, why such pleasure
comes from one small bud
on a long spindly stem, one
blood red gold flower
opening at mid-summer,
tiny, perfect in its hour.”
Orchids have been furnishing our lives beautifully with their eye-catchy blooms and soothing fragrance for a very very long time. And like many other flowering plants, there are various types of orchids on our planet.
Today we are bringing the 18 different types of orchids with a bit of information about them.
Do read till the end, there are some unique species too!
The Phalaenopsis Orchids are also known as Moth Orchids. They prefer diffused lighting conditions and are also easy to grow.
Cattleya Orchids are mostly used in corsages around the world. They prefer to have direct sunlight in mornings and love cooler environment at night.
Native to South America, Central America, and West Indies, Brassavola are greenish and white flowers along with narrow petals. Weekly watering is advisable if grown in a pot.
Cymbidium orchids are commonly known as boat orchids and they can grow in drier and cooler conditions. They love to be exposed to medium and bright light.
This one is one of the most beautiful orchid species. Epidendrum orchids can grow from 6 inches to 6 feet. Require very bright light to bloom properly.
Due to its appearance and medium watering needs, Dendrobium orchids make a perfect house plant. This is also one of the easiest to grow orchid varieties.
One interesting fact about Catasetum orchids is that they are bisexual which is rare among the varieties of orchids. Catasetum has waxy flowers which are highly attractive.
Cycnoches are the relatives of Cattleya Orchids. Fact about Cycnoches is that up to 30 flowers can grow on a single stem during its lifetime.
Because of their large pouch-shaped flower petals, Cypripedium are known as Lady’s Slipper. They need a low watering during their flowering season.
Native to the Asian tropics, Vanda Orchids have pretty blooms. They do best if exposed to direct sunlight in the morning and shaded afterwards.
With a height of 3 inches to 2 feet which depends on the species, Encyclia orchids can bloom for several months consecutively.
This one is the hybrid type of orchid as it is created by cross-breeding of orchids from different genera. The watering and lighting need depend on the parent orchids.
Paphiopedilum Orchids are also known as Venus Slipper due to their shape. It can easily grow on trees and on cliffs in the pockets of humus.
Among many different types of Orchids, Ludisia is the cutest one. And such is the beauty that it is also known as Jewel Orchid.
Some of the Lycaste Orchid species emit a unique and enticing scent. White, yellow, orange, green, red, and purple are the common colours of Lycaste.
This orchid type is not a natural one as it is created in a lab by Charles Vuylsteke. It is also a hybrid of other orchid plants.
Masdevallia Orchid has an unconventional and unique flower shape. They love moisture, which should be as high as 70-100%.
They contain three separate lobes and beautiful, narrow leaves that perfectly complement the petals. Some of its species has showy types of orchid flowers.
A bouquet of exotic orchids would be a perfect choice to surprise someone and to make them smile. You can easily buy different types of orchids online.