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How to Safely Display Your Orchid Outside This Summer

Putting your Phalaenopsis orchids outside for the summer adds a nice splash of color to your patio or deck. Taking care of an orchid plant outdoors is easy, but they still need the same love and attention you give them...

Unique Phalaenopsis Orchid Species for the Adventurous Orchid Lover

Phalaenopsis orchids are truly one of the most interesting flowers there are. Not only do orchids have a compelling history, but there are at least 60 different species of Phals alone. Let’s take a look at some of...

The Early Life and Times of Orchids

Orchids are more than just their pretty faces. The orchid species has been around for centuries, over which time it has developed quite a rich and intriguing history. Mentions of orchids have shown up in written records...

Orchid Pop Quiz

How orchid-savvy are you? We’ve put together a fun, short quiz for you to find out!

Lights, Camera, Orchids!

That pretty plant currently adorning your home or office has some famous—or at least famously named —cousins out in the world. Orchid growers are fond of naming new species and hybrids after public figures. And at least...

A Brief History of Orchid Hybridization

Tens of thousands of orchid species have been identified throughout the world, and new species are still being discovered every now and then. Orchids are one of the most prolific flowering plants, and human beings...

Two New Orchid Species Discovered in Cuba

Researchers have found two new orchid species in Cuba recently. Cuba is located in the Caribbean, a region that is home to over 25,000 orchid species, and it has the ideal growing conditions for orchids.

Could This Be the Orchid of the Future?

Most plants generate nourishment by converting energy from the sun into chemical energy, a process that is known as photosynthesis. However, some orchid species and variants have followed unusual paths of evolution, and...