Orchid Species

Orchid Species and Varieties

Orchids are one of the most popular flowering plants in the world. With orchid species suitable for climates ranging from Tropical to the cooler growing species such as Masdevallias you will soon be in love with this genus.

In our orchid section you will find easy access to growing notes and care instructions for many of the popular orchid species as well as a look at some of the modern cultivars and hybrids that we have found over the years.

Many of the resources are aimed at the novice or beginner grower in the wonderful world of orchids.

A – Z List of Orchid Varieties

For the experienced grower we provide a more in depth look at some of the rare and unusual orchids that we have seen over the years.

Orchids are not difficult to grow given the right conditions. It is well worth joining your local orchid club or society for some great information on what orchids best suit your climate.

Very popular both as indoor plants and outdoor, especially in warmer climates many species are very easy to grow. Cymbidiums are perhaps one of the most forgiving species of all. Coping well with colder climates as well as long periods of neglect.

If you are looking for variety then the world of orchids is a great place to start, they are one of the most diverse genus of all.

  • Nearly 800 genera of orchids are recognised
  • Over 20,000 species have been identified with more being discovered today
  • Orchids are found growing naturally on every continent except one
  • Terrestrial, epiphytic and lithophytic species are all found
  • Both cold climate and tropical species are available
  • Orchids are one of the most popular cut flowers next to roses

Orchids are widely grown commercially grown for cut flowers and with a huge range of species orchids provide us with variety that is unsurpassed in any other plant.

Orchid Identification

You can start by looking at the climate that they grow in. Some are tropical, some are cool climate and then just about every climate in between.
Our individual species guide contains pictures and descriptions of a representative sample of some of the most commonly grown species as well as some popular cultivars.
You should also find descriptive labels on orchids offered for sale in good nurseries as well as the big boxes that sell a few of the common species.

More Information On Orchids Can be Found at.

  • Orchid Shows – Held regularly in every state.
  • Orchid Clubs and Societies – Again almost every state has a number of these clubs.
Orchids are available for sale from the following online nurseries and specialist growers.

ALOHILANI ORCHIDS – phone (808)965-6216 ) PO Box 1609, Pahoa, HI
Wholesale Orchid Grower specializing in Intergeneric, Oncidium, Cattleya, Dendrobium and Vanda orchids. Certified to ship anywhere in the US.
WEB www.orchidsfast.com

ASIATICA – phone: 717 938-8677PO Box 270 Lewisberry PA 17339
No on- site salesRetail mail order nursery selling new and rare hardy and tender plants from catalog.
WEB www.asiaticanursery.com

CEDAR BLUFF ORCHIDS – phone 865 966-5344
10030 Double Tree Rd KnoxvilleTenn 37932
Orchids and Landscape Design

MARLOW ORCHIDS – phone: 585 889 7083
Huge range of orchids including; Stanhopea, Masdevallia, Paphiopedilium and Dendrobiums.
WEB www.marloworchids.com

Specialising in Masdevallia Orchids for cool climates. Yes we send to the USA. Order size limits may apply.email: clivehalls@bigpond.com
WEB  www.mtbeenakorchids.com.au