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Top 10 Most Popular Orchids (Part 1)

March 6, 2013

popular orchidsOrchids are enjoying tremendous popularity in the United States, and they can be found in numerous homes, offices, and public places throughout the country. Some types of orchids are more sought after than others, either because of their attractive appearances, blooming capabilities, or ease of growth.

Here is a list of the 10 most popular orchids:

  1. Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis orchids are presently the most commonly grown orchids, mainly because they can easily flourish in a home environment. They are characterized by long stems, thick leaves, and delicate moth-like flowers, and they come in a wide range of colors and shades. They are a popular choice among beginner growers, because they are hardy enough to withstand mistakes that are commonly made by beginners.  

  1. Cymbidium

Also known as boat orchids, cymbidium orchids have long and thin leaves that can grow to a length of four feet. Due to their long leaves, they never fail to impress whether they are blooming or not. The flowers of these orchids can come in many different colors, and they can last for about ten weeks.

  1. Paphiopedilum

These orchids are also referred to as lady slipper orchids, and they are widely hybridized because of their stunning flowers. They usually produce only one flower, but the flower is very unique and elegant. It is this special characteristic that makes them endearing to orchid growers.

  1. Vandas

Some types of orchids grow better in hanging baskets than pots, and vandas are one of them. All orchids need some air circulation around their roots, but these orchids need it even more.

We will talk about several other popular orchids in our next post. If you have any questions about orchids, feel free to visit our Facebook page