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Cattleya Leuddemanniana - Rare Species Orchid In Sheath!
Cattleya Leuddemanniana - Rare Species Orchid In Sheath!
$29.00 (11 Bids)
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Orchid species Cattleya kerrii
Orchid species Cattleya kerrii
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Orchid species Cattleya loddigesii 'Martinellii' x 'Aranda'
Orchid species Cattleya loddigesii 'Martinellii' x 'Aranda'
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* Cattleya aclandiae 'Green Dragon' (4N)   -   Species Orchid Plant
* Cattleya aclandiae 'Green Dragon' (4N) - Species Orchid Plant
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FRAGRANT ANGRAECUM ELEPHANTINUM ORCHID SPECIES
FRAGRANT ANGRAECUM ELEPHANTINUM ORCHID SPECIES
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HUGE Dendrobium anosmum - Beautiful Species, Blooms a cascade pink flowers
HUGE Dendrobium anosmum - Beautiful Species, Blooms a cascade pink flowers
$41.00 (2 Bids)
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BIG Phalaenopsis species/species x - spiking w/keiki also spiking #14
BIG Phalaenopsis species/species x - spiking w/keiki also spiking #14
$32.00 (3 Bids)
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Orchid Species Seed : Paph Malopoense x self
Orchid Species Seed : Paph Malopoense x self
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Orchid Species Seed : Paph Tomsum Alba x self
Orchid Species Seed : Paph Tomsum Alba x self
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Orchid Species Seed : Paph Lowii x self
Orchid Species Seed : Paph Lowii x self
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(Phal. Mini Mark 'Holm' x Phal philippinesis 'Classic Form') Species Primary  #4
(Phal. Mini Mark 'Holm' x Phal philippinesis 'Classic Form') Species Primary #4
$29.00 (5 Bids)
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BULBOPHYLLUM LOBBII 'KATHYS GOLD' AM/AOS SPECIES ORCHID PLANT NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
BULBOPHYLLUM LOBBII 'KATHYS GOLD' AM/AOS SPECIES ORCHID PLANT NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
$8.50 (2 Bids)
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BULBOPHYLLUM LONGISEPALUM SPECIES ORCHID PLANT NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
BULBOPHYLLUM LONGISEPALUM SPECIES ORCHID PLANT NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
$8.50 (4 Bids)
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BULBOPHYLLUM MEDUSAE SPECIES ORCHID PLANT NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
BULBOPHYLLUM MEDUSAE SPECIES ORCHID PLANT NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
$17.50 (11 Bids)
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Phal. stuartiana 'Classic Spotted Prince' x schilleriana 'Sheila's  SPECIES #6
Phal. stuartiana 'Classic Spotted Prince' x schilleriana 'Sheila's SPECIES #6
$26.00 (2 Bids)
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GONGORA QUINQUINERVIS SPECIES ORCHID PLANT BLOOMING SIZE
GONGORA QUINQUINERVIS SPECIES ORCHID PLANT BLOOMING SIZE
$27.50 (8 Bids)
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DENDROBIUM SPECIOSUM SPECIES ORCHID PLANT  NEAR BLOOM SIZE
DENDROBIUM SPECIOSUM SPECIES ORCHID PLANT NEAR BLOOM SIZE
$7.99 (1 Bid)
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BOTANICA LTD. Lockhartia oerstedii - mounted*GREAT FOLIAGE* SPECIES Orchid Plant
BOTANICA LTD. Lockhartia oerstedii - mounted*GREAT FOLIAGE* SPECIES Orchid Plant
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BOTANICA LTD. Dendrobium aphyllum - *Rope Orchid* SPECIES Orchid Plan
BOTANICA LTD. Dendrobium aphyllum - *Rope Orchid* SPECIES Orchid Plan
$22.99 (1 Bid)
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BOTANICA LTD. Dendrobium cucumerinum *DIV of AM/AOS---MINI* SPECIES Orchid Plant
BOTANICA LTD. Dendrobium cucumerinum *DIV of AM/AOS---MINI* SPECIES Orchid Plant
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BOTANICA LTD. Lockhartia oerstedii *GREAT FOLIAGE* SPECIES Orchid Plant
BOTANICA LTD. Lockhartia oerstedii *GREAT FOLIAGE* SPECIES Orchid Plant
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DENDROBIUM MOSCHATUM SPECIES ORCHID PLANT NICE BLOOMS
DENDROBIUM MOSCHATUM SPECIES ORCHID PLANT NICE BLOOMS
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Orchid Plants Ionopsis Satyrioides orchid mini species
Orchid Plants Ionopsis Satyrioides orchid mini species
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Paphiopedelium delenatii 'Hilo' x delenatii 'Tiffany', orchid species
Paphiopedelium delenatii 'Hilo' x delenatii 'Tiffany', orchid species
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Orchid Stanhopea wardii species venezuela Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Stanhopea wardii species venezuela Exotic Tropical Plants
$44.95
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Cattleya lueddemanniana var. rubra, BS, Species
Cattleya lueddemanniana var. rubra, BS, Species
$21.00
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Cattleya jenmanii var. coerulea, In-Sheath, Species
Cattleya jenmanii var. coerulea, In-Sheath, Species
$69.00 (1 Bid)
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Cattleya walkeriana 'Select', Division, Species
Cattleya walkeriana 'Select', Division, Species
$49.00
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Cattleya intermedia var. coerulea 'Select', Species
Cattleya intermedia var. coerulea 'Select', Species
$39.00
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Orchid Species : Rodriquezia venustra Orchid Plant
Orchid Species : Rodriquezia venustra Orchid Plant
$50.00
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GORGEOUS Rhyncholaelia digbyana Bloom size 5
GORGEOUS Rhyncholaelia digbyana Bloom size 5" pot SPECIES
$70.00
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Dyakia hendersoniana Bloom size 2 inch pot SPECIES
Dyakia hendersoniana Bloom size 2 inch pot SPECIES
$30.00
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WOW Dendrobium anosmum Bloom size keikis Bare root 5 Plants SPECIES
WOW Dendrobium anosmum Bloom size keikis Bare root 5 Plants SPECIES
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GORGEOUS Cattleya bicolor var. alba Select Bloom size 4
GORGEOUS Cattleya bicolor var. alba Select Bloom size 4" wood basket SPECIES
$25.00
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WOW Dyakia hendersoniana Bloom size 2 inch pot SPECIES
WOW Dyakia hendersoniana Bloom size 2 inch pot SPECIES
$15.00
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Cattleya jenmanii var. semi-alba 2 inch pot Nice Species
Cattleya jenmanii var. semi-alba 2 inch pot Nice Species
$40.00
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LARGE Ansellia africana gigantea Bloom size 10 inch pot Species
LARGE Ansellia africana gigantea Bloom size 10 inch pot Species
$100.00
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 Encyclia papilosa Bloom size Mounted cork bark RARE CUBAN SPECIES
Encyclia papilosa Bloom size Mounted cork bark RARE CUBAN SPECIES
$500.00
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Cattleya jenmanii 'AMC' 2 inch pot  Nice Species
Cattleya jenmanii 'AMC' 2 inch pot Nice Species
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Cattleya walkeriana var. coerulea 'Edward' Bloom size Mounted cork bark SPECIES
Cattleya walkeriana var. coerulea 'Edward' Bloom size Mounted cork bark SPECIES
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Trichoglottis atropurpurea Bloom size Bare root NICE SPECIES
Trichoglottis atropurpurea Bloom size Bare root NICE SPECIES
$25.00
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WOW Bulbophyllum grandiflorum Bloom size Bare root RARE SPECIES
WOW Bulbophyllum grandiflorum Bloom size Bare root RARE SPECIES
$25.00
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AWESOME Cattleya labiata Tipo FLOWERS 4
AWESOME Cattleya labiata Tipo FLOWERS 4" pot SPECIES
$70.00
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AWESOME Cattleya labiata var. semi-alba FLOWERS 4
AWESOME Cattleya labiata var. semi-alba FLOWERS 4" pot SPECIES
$70.00
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AWESOME Cattleya labiata var. alba Bloom size 4
AWESOME Cattleya labiata var. alba Bloom size 4" pot SPECIES LAST ONE
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 AWESOME Cattleya jenmanii var. rubra FLOWERS 4
AWESOME Cattleya jenmanii var. rubra FLOWERS 4" pot Species #1
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 AWESOME Cattleya jenmanii 'Color' FLOWERS 4
AWESOME Cattleya jenmanii 'Color' FLOWERS 4" pot Species
$70.00
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Fragrant Mormolyca rufescens yellow species Orchid Plant
Fragrant Mormolyca rufescens yellow species Orchid Plant
$13.50
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AWESOME Schomburgkia humboldtii Pink Bloom size Mounted S-hook SPECIES
AWESOME Schomburgkia humboldtii Pink Bloom size Mounted S-hook SPECIES
$125.00
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Coryanthes trifoliata 3 inch basket HARD TO FIND SPECIES
Coryanthes trifoliata 3 inch basket HARD TO FIND SPECIES
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 WOW Cattleya bowringiana Bloom size 5
WOW Cattleya bowringiana Bloom size 5" pot Species
$100.00
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Mexipedium xerophyticum, rare Phrag species orchid division in spike paph
Mexipedium xerophyticum, rare Phrag species orchid division in spike paph
$199.50
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Vanda Sanderiana  Species
Vanda Sanderiana Species
$300.00
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Orchid Seedling Species - BS Paphiopedilum gratrixianum #2
Orchid Seedling Species - BS Paphiopedilum gratrixianum #2
$7.00 (1 Bid)
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Orchid Seedling Species - BS Paphiopedilum gratrixianum #3
Orchid Seedling Species - BS Paphiopedilum gratrixianum #3
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Orchid Seedling Species - BS Paphiopedilum gratrixianum #4
Orchid Seedling Species - BS Paphiopedilum gratrixianum #4
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Orchid Seedling Species - BS Paphiopedilum gratrixianum #5
Orchid Seedling Species - BS Paphiopedilum gratrixianum #5
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Bulbophyllum tripaleum ORCHIDS SPECIES   x 1 plant
Bulbophyllum tripaleum ORCHIDS SPECIES x 1 plant
$6.50 (3 Bids)
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Orchid Seedling Species -NBS/BS Laelia tenebrosa 'Rainforest ' FCC/AOS X Self
Orchid Seedling Species -NBS/BS Laelia tenebrosa 'Rainforest ' FCC/AOS X Self
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Fragrant BS Den. aphyllum syn. cucullatum syn. pierardii
Fragrant BS Den. aphyllum syn. cucullatum syn. pierardii "Hooded Den." species
$10.00
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Fragrant BS Dendrobium loddigesii
Fragrant BS Dendrobium loddigesii "Loddiges' Dendrobium" orchid species
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Fragrant BS Dendrobium anosmum syn. superbum
Fragrant BS Dendrobium anosmum syn. superbum "Unscented Dendrobium" species
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Fragrant BS Dendrobium anosmum var. alba
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Fragrant BS Dendrobium chrysanthum
Fragrant BS Dendrobium chrysanthum "Golden Yellow Flowered Den." orchid species
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BS Dendrobium linguella
BS Dendrobium linguella "Small Lipped Dendrobium" rare orchid species
$25.00
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BS Dendrobium polyanthum syn. cretaceum
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Dendrobium anceps mounted orchid specie
Dendrobium anceps mounted orchid specie
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Orchid specie seeds: Dendrobium fimbriatum - Year 2017
Orchid specie seeds: Dendrobium fimbriatum - Year 2017
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Orchid specie seeds: Dendrobium findlayanum - Year 2017
Orchid specie seeds: Dendrobium findlayanum - Year 2017
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Orchid specie seeds: Dendrobium gratiosissimum - Year 2017
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Orchid specie seeds: Dendrobium infundibulum - Year 2017
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BOTANICA LTD Oncidium/Phymatochilum brasiliense*BLOOM SIZE* SPECIES Orchid Plant
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Orchid specie seeds: Dendrobium lindleyi - Year 2017
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BOTANICA LTD. Laelia / Cattleya alvaroana *RUPICOLOUS* SPECIES Orchid Plant
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Orchid specie seeds: Dendrobium primulinum - Year 2017
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Orchid specie seeds: Dendrobium pulchellum - Year 2017
Orchid specie seeds: Dendrobium pulchellum - Year 2017
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BOTANICA LTD. Diaphananthe bidens *UNUSUAL ANGRAECOID* SPECIES Orchid Plant
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BOTANICA LTD. Angraecum eichlerianum *BLOOM SIZE PLANT* SPECIES Orchid Plant
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BOTANICA LTD. Cymbidiella pardalina /  rhodochila *CHOICE* SPECIES Orchid Plant
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 Restrepia striata (excellent compact-mini type species) Blooming Size
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RHYNCHOSTYLIS GIGANTEA x SIB ORCHID SPECIES BLOOMING SIZE VANDA FRAGRANT
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 BULBOPHYLLUM MAXIMUM ORCHID SPECIES PREVIOUSLY BLOOMED NEW GROWTH
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Masdevallia herradurae IN BLOOM orchid plant species, 2 inch 409
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Ascochilopsis myosurus orchid species RARE miniature terrarium plant
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Eria ornata orchid species VERY RARE
Eria ornata orchid species VERY RARE
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BOTANICA LTD. Schoenorchis juncifolia SPECIES Orchid Plant
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Bulbophyllum comberi miniature orchid species RARE terrarium plant
Bulbophyllum comberi miniature orchid species RARE terrarium plant
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3 Colonies Very Rare Appendicula Cornuta Orchids Species Plant + FREE GIFT
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Abdominea minimiflora orchid species miniature terrarium plant
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Phreatia plantaginifolia orchid species Very RARE miniature terrarium plant
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Trias disciflora orchid species RARE miniature terrarium plan
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Bulbophyllum corolliferum orchid species VERY RARE
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Bulbophyllum purpurascens orchid species RARE miniature terrarium plant
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Renanthera histrionica species VERY RARE
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Trichoglottis scapigera orchid species RARE
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Dendrobium cumulatum  orchid Species! Nice colors, Bloom size.
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Eria xanthocheila orchid species RARE
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Bulbophyllum apodum orchid species Very RARE
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Your Simple Guide To Cymbidium Orchids And Other Orchid Varieties

With thousands of species of orchids, from green cymbidium orchids, dendrobium orchids
and epidendrum orchids available, you'll find that there are really just two main types. Below we'll talk in more detail about these two varieties with examples about the differences and choosing between the two.

The first type are orchids belonging to the epiphytes specie. These can be found growing from the tops of trees, poles and rocks. The second type are known as terrestrial orchids, found on the ground and forest floors.

Lets have a look more into these orchids, first being the Epiphytes.

The term 'epiphytes' is a term relating to any plant whose root system lies above ground.

The Dendrobiums Orchid
As well known epiphytes, dendrobiums aren't hard to grow, but they do tend to require more attention than cymbidium orchids. They don't flower as often as other orchid types, which is one reason why they're less popular with growers. WIth thousands of species around the world, dendrobiums can be found in tropical areas of South East Asia, Australia, Northern India and Polynesia.

The Phalaenopsis Orchid
This orchid sees a lot of attention for important events such as weddings and ceremony's, selected for it's vibrant colors of pinks, yellows and stripes. These orchids are easy to care for and reward growers with beautiful seasonal blooms.

The Epiphytic Orchid
This is an interesting specie of orchid. These plants don't feed from the tree they grow from, but instead they position themselves stretching their roots out across the branches of trees. The roots build an organic matter that helps with obtaining nourishment for the plant. The unique epiphytic orchid has the ability to grow and thrive while clinging to rocks and trees, even with filtered sunlight.

This unique root system offers the plant an advantage which is, even in wet and dry seasons, the ability to sustain itself during the year. Closer inspection of the roots you'll notice a tough, string like core, covered by an off white sponge which absorbs water. This allows the retaining of moisture, which is vital to the plants lifespan.

Terrestrial Orchids
Like most plants these orchids have their roots growing beneath the soil. Some types are considered semi-terrestrial with roots both above and below ground. This specie of orchid are a common favorite among gardeners and are a popular choice for those starting out.

Cymbidium Orchids
These orchids belong to the terrestrial group of orchids. There are around forty different types with thousands of hybrids and were some of the first species to be cultivated domestically. These types have been successfully grown on tree's and rocks, not just growing on the ground, making them quite a versatile plant of choice.

Cymbidium orchids offer simple and easy approach for beginners when getting started. With correct maintenance and care, these orchids can bloom in season for years. This specie of orchid plant has natural habitats across Southeast Asia, Australia and Japan.

It's a wonderful world for you to discover with the many varieties of orchids, there's one for every level of orchid enthusiast.

About the Author

Hi, my name is Andrew Hemington and let me ask, do you want better looking orchids? Are You tired of trying to grow orchids but not getting the results you want? Perhaps you're just starting out and want a great place to go? Then look no further. Follow this link to learn more about the many orchid types & varieties, other great care tips, along with your FREE orchid care Mini-Course.

 

Here's to your growing success!

Orchid Secret Tips

Plants called epiphytes, including many orchid species, live in the very humid tropics and grow on tree trunk?

. Plants called epiphytes, including many orchid species, live in the very humid tropics and grow on tree trunks.
Epiphytes have no contact with the soil but can absorb water from the air. How is this possible?

The roots are encased in a spongy material that lets them hold water. When the roots are dry, they look white except for the tips, but when wet, they look green. You can see one dry root out the back of the pot, but the others look like this plant was recently watered: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamie_krass/2207846144/

The roots may be able to absorb some moisture from the air (the humidity in the rainforest would be relatively high), but they don't get water from the air as much as they do from water running down the tree when it rains, or from wet debris that's accumulated in cracks in the bark or in notches where branches meet the trunk. They also get some of their nutrients from the debris, as well as dropping from birds and animals that fall on the plants.

Breeding orchid species creates a new perfume

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