There are tens of thousands of species in the orchid family. And even more hybrids!
All this choice means you’re bound to find something you love.
Here are some of the more common genera of orchid. In these guides, we’ll give you some background on each type, teach you how to care for them correctly, and of course, show you plenty of beautiful pictures.
Epidendrum orchids are known for producing vibrant flowers that will brighten your house and improve your mood. They bloom several times throughout the year and are very forgiving plants, making them a great candidate tor beginners.
Maxillaria tenuifolia, also commonly known as the “Coconut” orchid, is a popular species of orchid. They are quite easy and fast to grow in comparison with other plants, which makes them great for beginners.
Bulbophyllum orchids, also known as “Bulbos,” are the largest genus of orchids with more than 2000 species. They are named after their bulbous leaves and are known for having an incredible range of flower shapes and colors.
Cymbidium orchids, more commonly known as “boat orchids” due to the shape of their flowers, are one of the most popular types of orchids for gardeners. They are also easy to care for and can even be grown outside in the right climate.