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Oncidium oliganthum species Orchid Plant
Oncidium oliganthum species Orchid Plant
$13.50
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Trichocentrum lanceanum species Orchid Plant
Trichocentrum lanceanum species Orchid Plant
$18.50 (2 Bids)
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BARBOSELA PROREPENS MINIATURE ORCHID SPECIES MOUNTED
BARBOSELA PROREPENS MINIATURE ORCHID SPECIES MOUNTED
$25.00
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Maxillaria Uncata MINIATURE Orchid Species
Maxillaria Uncata MINIATURE Orchid Species
$16.99 (1 Bid)
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Masdevallia Atahualpa RARE Orchid Species
Masdevallia Atahualpa RARE Orchid Species
$29.99
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Orchids species plant Bulbophyllum psittacoglossum
Orchids species plant Bulbophyllum psittacoglossum
$15.00
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Cattleya Laelia purpurata sanguinea 4
Cattleya Laelia purpurata sanguinea 4" Pot Big Flowers Fragrant Species
$20.50 (4 Bids)
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Miniature Orchid: Haraella retrocalla   rare orchid species
Miniature Orchid: Haraella retrocalla rare orchid species
$15.00
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A SALE!!! BlmgSize Phal equestris alba Phalaenopsis SPECIES Orchid
A SALE!!! BlmgSize Phal equestris alba Phalaenopsis SPECIES Orchid
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A VeryFragrant SPECIES NBS Den anosmum syn Dendrobium superbum honohono Orchid
A VeryFragrant SPECIES NBS Den anosmum syn Dendrobium superbum honohono Orchid
$15.50 (2 Bids)
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Paphiopedilum malipoena paph slipper orchid species
Paphiopedilum malipoena paph slipper orchid species
$15.00
Time Remaining: 6h 52m
Miniature Brassavola Nodosa Orchid Species
Miniature Brassavola Nodosa Orchid Species
$8.00
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Miniature Brassavola Nodosa Orchid Species
Miniature Brassavola Nodosa Orchid Species
$8.00
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Miniature Brassavola Nodosa Orchid Species
Miniature Brassavola Nodosa Orchid Species
$13.00
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Coelogyne usitana orchid species resque
Coelogyne usitana orchid species resque
$6.50
Time Remaining: 8h 46m
Bulbophyllum carunculatum orchid species
Bulbophyllum carunculatum orchid species
$17.90
Time Remaining: 8h 52m
Masdevallia hirtzii orchid species
Masdevallia hirtzii orchid species
$37.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 55m
Masdevallia caudata miniature rare orchid species
Masdevallia caudata miniature rare orchid species
$29.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9h 2m
MINIATURE  SOBRALIA CALLOSA rare orchid species previously bloomed
MINIATURE SOBRALIA CALLOSA rare orchid species previously bloomed
$34.50
Time Remaining: 9h 7m
Cyrtochilum Odontoglossum macranthum species orchid plant rare offer
Cyrtochilum Odontoglossum macranthum species orchid plant rare offer
$19.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9h 12m
Masdevallia roseola HONEY FRAGRANCE orchid species plant
Masdevallia roseola HONEY FRAGRANCE orchid species plant
$20.00 (1 Bid)
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Masdevallia lamprotyria HIGHLY FRAGRANT super rare miniature orchid species
Masdevallia lamprotyria HIGHLY FRAGRANT super rare miniature orchid species
$39.00
Time Remaining: 9h 22m
Laelia anceps var. veitchiana rare orchid species plant
Laelia anceps var. veitchiana rare orchid species plant
$27.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9h 40m
Guarianthe Cattleya skinneri
Guarianthe Cattleya skinneri "Heiti Jacobs" FCC/AOS orchid species BS 8" pot
$35.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9h 48m
Laelia lobata orchid species plant mature
Laelia lobata orchid species plant mature
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9h 53m
Bulbophyllum levyae very rare orchid species plant
Bulbophyllum levyae very rare orchid species plant
$24.50
Time Remaining: 9h 58m
Stanhopea ecornuta rare orchid species compot
Stanhopea ecornuta rare orchid species compot
$24.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 10h 3m
Rodriguezia batemanii mounted miniature orchid species plant
Rodriguezia batemanii mounted miniature orchid species plant
$14.50
Time Remaining: 10h 14m
Bulbophyllum eberhardtii mounted specimen size orchid species
Bulbophyllum eberhardtii mounted specimen size orchid species
$55.00
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Sophronitis Cernua Orchid Species Flask 20 Robust Seedlings GR8 Roots !
Sophronitis Cernua Orchid Species Flask 20 Robust Seedlings GR8 Roots !
$50.00
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Masdevallia nisseniae 'Rojohn', orchid species
Masdevallia nisseniae 'Rojohn', orchid species
$22.00 (4 Bids)
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Dendrobium antennatum v. d'albertisii species Orchid Plant
Dendrobium antennatum v. d'albertisii species Orchid Plant
$9.50
Time Remaining: 11h 4m
Lepanthes grandiflora mini orchid species plant mounted
Lepanthes grandiflora mini orchid species plant mounted
$32.95
Time Remaining: 11h 9m
Lepanthes calodictyon mini orchid species plant mounted
Lepanthes calodictyon mini orchid species plant mounted
$34.95
Time Remaining: 11h 9m
Platystele  ximenae  mini orchid species plant mounted
Platystele ximenae mini orchid species plant mounted
$24.95
Time Remaining: 11h 10m
Lepanthes discolor mini orchid species plant mounted
Lepanthes discolor mini orchid species plant mounted
$29.95
Time Remaining: 11h 10m
Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis 'John Leathers' species Orchid Plant
Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis 'John Leathers' species Orchid Plant
$16.95 (1 Bid)
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Lepanthes chelonion mini orchid species plant mounted
Lepanthes chelonion mini orchid species plant mounted
$34.95
Time Remaining: 11h 10m
Pholidota Yunnanensis Hard To Find Species
Pholidota Yunnanensis Hard To Find Species
$15.00
Time Remaining: 11h 37m
Lycaste macrophylla 'Herman' species Orchid Plant in bud/bloom
Lycaste macrophylla 'Herman' species Orchid Plant in bud/bloom
$22.50
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Cymbidium Bicolor Species Huge Blooming Size Plant
Cymbidium Bicolor Species Huge Blooming Size Plant
$21.99
Time Remaining: 13h 49m
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Cymbidium Species Atropurpureum 'Alba' Blooming size Plant
Cymbidium Species Atropurpureum 'Alba' Blooming size Plant
$29.99
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Cymbidium Species Aloifolium var. Simulans Large Blooming Size Plant
Cymbidium Species Aloifolium var. Simulans Large Blooming Size Plant
$11.99
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Cymbidium Madidum Australian Species
Cymbidium Madidum Australian Species "Bronze" Huge Blooming Size Plant
$39.99
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E NEW!!! FRAGRANT Laelia sincorana  SPECIES Cattleya Orchid
E NEW!!! FRAGRANT Laelia sincorana SPECIES Cattleya Orchid
$19.99
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Cattleya bicolor 'Calliope' HCC/AOS Bloom size 3
Cattleya bicolor 'Calliope' HCC/AOS Bloom size 3" pot SPECIES
$70.00
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WOW Broughtonia sanguinea var. alba SPIKE Mounted cork bark RARE SPECIES
WOW Broughtonia sanguinea var. alba SPIKE Mounted cork bark RARE SPECIES
$30.00
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AWESOME Cattleya dowiana var. aurea Select 2
AWESOME Cattleya dowiana var. aurea Select 2" pot Species
$60.00
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AWESOME Anoectochilus geniculutus Bloom size 2
AWESOME Anoectochilus geniculutus Bloom size 2" pot Species
$30.00
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NICE Peristeria elata Bloom size 6
NICE Peristeria elata Bloom size 6" pot LARGE SPECIES
$70.00
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AWESOME Schomburgkia lueddemaniana Bloom size 10
AWESOME Schomburgkia lueddemaniana Bloom size 10" basket SPECIES
$100.00
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AWESOME Laelia purpurata var. cinderosa Select Mounted tree fern SPECIES
AWESOME Laelia purpurata var. cinderosa Select Mounted tree fern SPECIES
$25.00
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AWESOME Coelogyne pandurata Bloom sizes 6 inch wood basket LARGE RARE SPECIES
AWESOME Coelogyne pandurata Bloom sizes 6 inch wood basket LARGE RARE SPECIES
$100.00
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MAY FLOWERS Encyclia oxypetala Bloom size Bare root RARE CUBAN SPECIES
MAY FLOWERS Encyclia oxypetala Bloom size Bare root RARE CUBAN SPECIES
$30.00
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RARE CENTRAL AMERICA PURPLE ORCHID SPECIES Nageliella purpurea mounted BS!!
RARE CENTRAL AMERICA PURPLE ORCHID SPECIES Nageliella purpurea mounted BS!!
$25.00
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RARE SPECIES CAUDEX SUCCULENT- FOCKEA NATALENSIS,STRANGE,LOOK IT UP
RARE SPECIES CAUDEX SUCCULENT- FOCKEA NATALENSIS,STRANGE,LOOK IT UP
$12.95
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~Trias disciflora~Orchids Species~
~Trias disciflora~Orchids Species~
$5.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 51m
~Dendrobium senile~Orchids Species~
~Dendrobium senile~Orchids Species~
$4.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 51m
~Microsaccus griffithii~Orchids Species~
~Microsaccus griffithii~Orchids Species~
$6.99 (1 Bid)
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~Bulbophyllum congestum~Orchids Species~
~Bulbophyllum congestum~Orchids Species~
$12.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 51m
~Flickingeria SP~Orchid Species~
~Flickingeria SP~Orchid Species~
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 51m
~Bulbophyllum sanguineopunctatum~Orchids Species~
~Bulbophyllum sanguineopunctatum~Orchids Species~
$26.78 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 51m
Orchid plant Vanilla Planifolia orchid species,huge,twisted clump of many plants
Orchid plant Vanilla Planifolia orchid species,huge,twisted clump of many plants
$50.00
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Cattleya Guaranthe skinner alba (Albescens) 'Snow Angel' Species Orchid
Cattleya Guaranthe skinner alba (Albescens) 'Snow Angel' Species Orchid
$16.99
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Sedirea japonica 'Daruma-Nagoran' Fragrant Species Orchid 3
Sedirea japonica 'Daruma-Nagoran' Fragrant Species Orchid 3" Bloom Size
$19.99 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 40m
Sedirea japonica 'Nagoran' Fragrant Species Orchid 3
Sedirea japonica 'Nagoran' Fragrant Species Orchid 3" Bloom Size
$19.99 (3 Bids)
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Sedirea japonica 'Kibana-Soshin' Fragrant Species Orchid 3
Sedirea japonica 'Kibana-Soshin' Fragrant Species Orchid 3" Bloom Size
$19.99
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Sedirea japonica Seigyokumaru Fragrant Species Orchid 3
Sedirea japonica Seigyokumaru Fragrant Species Orchid 3" Bloom Size
$21.70
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Sedirea japonica Minmaru-Shima Variegated Fragrant Species Orchid 3
Sedirea japonica Minmaru-Shima Variegated Fragrant Species Orchid 3" Bloom Size
$22.99 (1 Bid)
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Dendrobium moniliforme 'Miyakohime' Species Orchid Bloom Size
Dendrobium moniliforme 'Miyakohime' Species Orchid Bloom Size
$19.99
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Dendrobium moniliforme 'Sahomaru' Species Orchid Bloom Size
Dendrobium moniliforme 'Sahomaru' Species Orchid Bloom Size
$19.99
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Dendrobium moniliforme 'Kurenai' Species Orchid Bloom Size
Dendrobium moniliforme 'Kurenai' Species Orchid Bloom Size
$19.99
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Dendrobium moniliforme 'Benisuzume' Species Orchid Bloom Size
Dendrobium moniliforme 'Benisuzume' Species Orchid Bloom Size
$19.99
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Dendrobium moniliforme 'Tosa-Akane' Species Orchid Bloom Size
Dendrobium moniliforme 'Tosa-Akane' Species Orchid Bloom Size
$19.99
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Dendrobium moniliforme 'Houkibashi' Species Orchid Bloom Size
Dendrobium moniliforme 'Houkibashi' Species Orchid Bloom Size
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Dendrobium moniliforme 'Shien' Species Orchid Bloom Size
Dendrobium moniliforme 'Shien' Species Orchid Bloom Size
$19.99
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Dendrobium moniliforme 'Kouryou' Species Orchid Bloom Size
Dendrobium moniliforme 'Kouryou' Species Orchid Bloom Size
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Dendrobium moniliforme 'Hinenomai' Species Orchid Bloom Size
Dendrobium moniliforme 'Hinenomai' Species Orchid Bloom Size
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MAXILLARIA TENNUIFOLIA SPECIES 'VERY GRAGRANT' ORCHID
MAXILLARIA TENNUIFOLIA SPECIES 'VERY GRAGRANT' ORCHID
$16.00
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Impatiens keillii Deep Orange African Species Bloom Size Rooted Cutting
Impatiens keillii Deep Orange African Species Bloom Size Rooted Cutting
$12.99
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Orchids species plant Dendrobium peguanum (fragrant)
Orchids species plant Dendrobium peguanum (fragrant)
$5.00 (1 Bid)
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Orchids species plant Dendrobium wattii
Orchids species plant Dendrobium wattii
$9.00
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Cattleya gaskelliana - Rare Species Orchid In Buds!
Cattleya gaskelliana - Rare Species Orchid In Buds!
$34.99 (1 Bid)
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Trichoglottis chirrifhera - Exquisite Yellow Rare Species Orchid
Trichoglottis chirrifhera - Exquisite Yellow Rare Species Orchid
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Peristeria cerina rare color species orchid plant in bud
Peristeria cerina rare color species orchid plant in bud
$20.00 (1 Bid)
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Aerides Houlletiana - Fragrant rare species orchid In Blooms!
Aerides Houlletiana - Fragrant rare species orchid In Blooms!
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Paph. Greyi Species  Orchid Plant (IN BUD & FLOWER)
Paph. Greyi Species Orchid Plant (IN BUD & FLOWER)
$23.00
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Dimerandra stenopetala Orchid rare species in spike and bloom
Dimerandra stenopetala Orchid rare species in spike and bloom
$18.00
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Dendrobium formosum  rare Orchid species Dendrobium
Dendrobium formosum  rare Orchid species Dendrobium
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Dendrobium infundibulum Orchid species
Dendrobium infundibulum Orchid species
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Sedirea japonica Bloom size 3
Sedirea japonica Bloom size 3" pot SPECIES
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Cattleya species: C. labiata 'Tipo' blooming size with 2 new growth, fantastic
Cattleya species: C. labiata 'Tipo' blooming size with 2 new growth, fantastic
$29.00 (1 Bid)
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Angraecum didieri, miniature orchid species, fragrant!
Angraecum didieri, miniature orchid species, fragrant!
$14.00
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Cattleya : Species: C. harrisoniana 'Volcano King' FCC/AOS in flower
Cattleya : Species: C. harrisoniana 'Volcano King' FCC/AOS in flower
$55.00 (8 Bids)
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Angraecum eichlerianum, African orchid species, fragrant flowers!
Angraecum eichlerianum, African orchid species, fragrant flowers!
$12.00
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Cattleya : Species: C. aclandiae, in flower with one blossom first timer!!!!
Cattleya : Species: C. aclandiae, in flower with one blossom first timer!!!!
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Angraecum magdalenae, medium sized species from Madagascar, fragrant!
Angraecum magdalenae, medium sized species from Madagascar, fragrant!
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Renanthera monachica, compact growing vandaceous species
Renanthera monachica, compact growing vandaceous species
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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.

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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.

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