Test Your Knowledge Of Orchid Varieties

Test Your Knowledge Of Orchid Varieties

There can be few people who will not know that the orchid shown in the photo above is a Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchid since this is the one that you find in every supermarket and local store. But there are many other varieties of this exotic flower and the article quoted below which I found on the Garden Lovers Club website describes a further six. See how many you recognize.

Orchids are delicate, beautiful flowers in vibrant shades that you may have seen for sale in your local supermarket. Although they look delicate and can be somewhat intimidating for a person who can?t seem to keep their houseplants alive, in reality, they can be very easy to take care of and can be enjoyed for a very long period of time. Members of the?Orchidae?family, one of the two largest varieties of flowering plants, can range in ease of care very widely, so it?s best to do some research before bringing home any variety of orchids.
Orchids are often thought of as tropical plants, and while there is a far greater diversity of orchids in the tropics, the reality is that orchids are found in nearly every habitat on the planet; even above the Arctic Circle! They have a pleasant, soft scent that is favored by perfumers and by hobbyists who collect the various species of orchids. We?ve selected several varieties out of the thousands that are easy to grow indoors, regardless of whether or not you have a green thumb!

Moth Orchid

Moth Orchid
Moth orchids, or phalaenopsis, ?are the most commonly found orchids, available for under $40 at your local grocery store. The long flower spikes are graceful, arcing over the leaves. Moth orchids are widely grown as houseplants, and are among the easiest to care for. They are long blooming, and come in shades of white, pink, red, green, yellow, orange, and purple. They do best in temperatures between 50 ? 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Moth orchids were amongst the first tropical orchid varieties to appear in Victorian collections.

Go to the next page to see more of these amazing orchid varieties.
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