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Orchid Stanhopea wardii species venezuela Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Stanhopea wardii species venezuela Exotic Tropical Plants
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Dendrobium tangerinum Hard to Find Species Orchid Plant Antelope Flowers!
Dendrobium tangerinum Hard to Find Species Orchid Plant Antelope Flowers!
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Laelia anceps var pink perfection strain, orchid species
Laelia anceps var pink perfection strain, orchid species
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Orchid Species : Rodriquezia venustra Orchid Plant
Orchid Species : Rodriquezia venustra Orchid Plant
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Stanhopea nigroviolacea 3 inch basket HARD TO FIND SPECIES
Stanhopea nigroviolacea 3 inch basket HARD TO FIND SPECIES
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GORGEOUS Rhyncholaelia digbyana Bloom size 5
GORGEOUS Rhyncholaelia digbyana Bloom size 5" pot SPECIES
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WOW Dendrobium anosmum Bloom size keiki Mounted tree fern SPECIES
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Dyakia hendersoniana Bloom size 2 inch pot SPECIES
Dyakia hendersoniana Bloom size 2 inch pot SPECIES
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Lycaste macrophylla Bloom size 4
Lycaste macrophylla Bloom size 4" pot NICE SPECIES
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WOW Vanda coerulea X Rhynchostylis gigantea FLOWERS 4
WOW Vanda coerulea X Rhynchostylis gigantea FLOWERS 4" basket NICE SPECIES
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LARGE Ansellia africana gigantea Bloom size 10 inch pot Species
LARGE Ansellia africana gigantea Bloom size 10 inch pot Species
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 Encyclia papilosa Bloom size Mounted cork bark RARE CUBAN SPECIES
Encyclia papilosa Bloom size Mounted cork bark RARE CUBAN SPECIES
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Cattleya jenmanii var. semi-alba 2 inch pot Nice Species
Cattleya jenmanii var. semi-alba 2 inch pot Nice Species
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WOW Dyakia hendersoniana Bloom size 2 inch pot SPECIES
WOW Dyakia hendersoniana Bloom size 2 inch pot SPECIES
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Stanhopea venishiana 'Sin Ojos' Bloom size 4 inch basket HARD TO FIND SPECIES
Stanhopea venishiana 'Sin Ojos' Bloom size 4 inch basket HARD TO FIND SPECIES
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Dendrobium platygastrium Bloom size 3
Dendrobium platygastrium Bloom size 3" pot NICE 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
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WOW Angraecum germinyanum Bloom size 2" pot RARE SPECIES
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Dendrobium fasciferum 'JOHO' BM/TOGA Bloom size 2
Dendrobium fasciferum 'JOHO' BM/TOGA Bloom size 2" pot SPECIES
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Vanda sanderiana 40
Vanda sanderiana 40" Basket SPECIES
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Vanda-Lamellata species Very Large Specimen.
Vanda-Lamellata species Very Large Specimen.
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Cattleya skinneri Bloom size 4
Cattleya skinneri Bloom size 4" basket SPECIES
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Cattleya jenmanii 'AMC' 2 inch pot  Nice Species
Cattleya jenmanii 'AMC' 2 inch pot Nice Species
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Vanda denisoniana var. Orange Select 2 inch basket SPECIES
Vanda denisoniana var. Orange Select 2 inch basket SPECIES
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Phalaenopsis violacea compot Phal species Fragrant Magenta x Indigo In-spike/Bud
Phalaenopsis violacea compot Phal species Fragrant Magenta x Indigo In-spike/Bud
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Eurychone rothschildiana X Self 2.5
Eurychone rothschildiana X Self 2.5" Pot Orchid Species Seedling Bloom Size
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Spiking Fragrant BS Dyakia hendersoniana
Spiking Fragrant BS Dyakia hendersoniana "Henderson's Dyakia" mini rare species
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BS Dendrobium polyanthum syn. cretaceum
BS Dendrobium polyanthum syn. cretaceum "Many Flowered Dendrobium" species
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BS Dendrobium linguella
BS Dendrobium linguella "Small Lipped Dendrobium" rare orchid species
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Fragrant BS Dendrobium chrysanthum
Fragrant BS Dendrobium chrysanthum "Golden Yellow Flowered Den." orchid species
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Fragrant BS Dendrobium anosmum var. alba
Fragrant BS Dendrobium anosmum var. alba "Unscented 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 loddigesii
Fragrant BS Dendrobium loddigesii "Loddiges' Dendrobium" orchid species
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Fragrant BS Den. aphyllum syn. cucullatum syn. pierardii
Fragrant BS Den. aphyllum syn. cucullatum syn. pierardii "Hooded Den." species
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Orchid species --Cattleya bicolor coerulea
Orchid species --Cattleya bicolor coerulea
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Orchid species --Cattleya maxima coerulea
Orchid species --Cattleya maxima coerulea
$42.00 (1 Bid)
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Orchid species --Cattleya mendelii
Orchid species --Cattleya mendelii
$33.00 (3 Bids)
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Sobralia undatocarinata Species Orchid Import Beautiful Flowers 2
Sobralia undatocarinata Species Orchid Import Beautiful Flowers 2" Pots
$24.60 (1 Bid)
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Phalaenopsis phillippinense Orchid Species Mounted
Phalaenopsis phillippinense Orchid Species Mounted
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Oncidium lykaiosii Species Orchid Import Beautiful Yellow Flowers Branching Stem
Oncidium lykaiosii Species Orchid Import Beautiful Yellow Flowers Branching Stem
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~Dendrobium venustum~Orchids Species~
~Dendrobium venustum~Orchids Species~
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~Oberonia mucronata~Orchids Species~
~Oberonia mucronata~Orchids Species~
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~Bulbophyllum vaginatum ~Orchids Species~
~Bulbophyllum vaginatum ~Orchids Species~
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~Dendrobium acinaciforme~Orchids Species~
~Dendrobium acinaciforme~Orchids Species~
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~Dendrobium Hybrid ~Orchids Species~
~Dendrobium Hybrid ~Orchids Species~
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~Pelatantheria insectiflora ~Orchids Species~
~Pelatantheria insectiflora ~Orchids Species~
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Cleisostoma arietinum Orchid Species Near Bloom Size Beautiful Taiwan Import
Cleisostoma arietinum Orchid Species Near Bloom Size Beautiful Taiwan Import
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Kefersteinia pulchella Species Orchid Import BLOOM SIZE
Kefersteinia pulchella Species Orchid Import BLOOM SIZE
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Cattleya intermedia Coerulea x Self Fragrant Orchid Species 2.5
Cattleya intermedia Coerulea x Self Fragrant Orchid Species 2.5" NBS
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Cattleya violacea alba Orchid Species Fragrant Flowers Seedling Starter Plant
Cattleya violacea alba Orchid Species Fragrant Flowers Seedling Starter Plant
$18.30 (1 Bid)
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Dendrobium faciferum Orchid Species NBS Taiwan Import
Dendrobium faciferum Orchid Species NBS Taiwan Import
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Cattleya labiata 'Tipo' Species Orchid Cool Big Fragrant Flowers 2.5
Cattleya labiata 'Tipo' Species Orchid Cool Big Fragrant Flowers 2.5" NBS
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Cattleya violacea alba Orchid Species Fragrant Flowers Seedling Starter Plant
Cattleya violacea alba Orchid Species Fragrant Flowers Seedling Starter Plant
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Cattleya violacea alba Orchid Species Fragrant Flowers Seedling Starter Plant
Cattleya violacea alba Orchid Species Fragrant Flowers Seedling Starter Plant
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Maxillaria striata (4N X 4N) Orchid Species Striped Flowers 4 SPIKES 4
Maxillaria striata (4N X 4N) Orchid Species Striped Flowers 4 SPIKES 4" Pot
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Dendrobium farmeri Fragrant Orchid Species NBS Taiwan Import
Dendrobium farmeri Fragrant Orchid Species NBS Taiwan Import
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Cattleya loddigessii 'Aranda' AM/AOS x 'Self Fragrant Orchid Species 2.5
Cattleya loddigessii 'Aranda' AM/AOS x 'Self Fragrant Orchid Species 2.5"
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Cattleya violacea 'Orquiven' X Self Orchid Species Fragrant Flowers Seedling
Cattleya violacea 'Orquiven' X Self Orchid Species Fragrant Flowers Seedling
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Phalaenopsis lobbii Orchid Species NBS Beautiful Taiwan Import
Phalaenopsis lobbii Orchid Species NBS Beautiful Taiwan Import
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Epigenium nakaharai Mounted Cute Small Blooming Size Species Orchid
Epigenium nakaharai Mounted Cute Small Blooming Size Species Orchid
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Sedirea japonica 3 Seedlings Fragrant Species Orchid NBS Beautiful Taiwan Import
Sedirea japonica 3 Seedlings Fragrant Species Orchid NBS Beautiful Taiwan Import
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Cattleya lueddemanniana orchid species - In bloom
Cattleya lueddemanniana orchid species - In bloom
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Cattleya granulosa orchid species - Division - In bloom - Rare
Cattleya granulosa orchid species - Division - In bloom - Rare
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Anguloa dubia 'Winston' orchid species - In bloom
Anguloa dubia 'Winston' orchid species - In bloom
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Rhynchocolaelia Digbyana Large Fragrant Blooms Orchid Species Blooming Size
Rhynchocolaelia Digbyana Large Fragrant Blooms Orchid Species Blooming Size
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Cymbidium goeringii 'Xiao Da Mei' Orchid Species BS Fragrant Taiwan Import
Cymbidium goeringii 'Xiao Da Mei' Orchid Species BS Fragrant Taiwan Import
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Epidendrum stamfordianum alba Orchid Species NBS Taiwan Import
Epidendrum stamfordianum alba Orchid Species NBS Taiwan Import
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Dendrobium loddigessii Fragrant Species Orchid Bloom Size Pink Flowers Divisions
Dendrobium loddigessii Fragrant Species Orchid Bloom Size Pink Flowers Divisions
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Epidendrum stamfordianum X Sib Orchid Species NBS Taiwan Import
Epidendrum stamfordianum X Sib Orchid Species NBS Taiwan Import
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Cochleanthes amazonica 'Natural World' X Sib 2.5
Cochleanthes amazonica 'Natural World' X Sib 2.5" Species Orchid White Flowers
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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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Cattleya : Species: C. lueddemanniana coerulea x sib. only two available
Cattleya : Species: C. lueddemanniana coerulea x sib. only two available
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Orchid species: Angraecum distichum ( Mystacidium) clay pots, all flowering
Orchid species: Angraecum distichum ( Mystacidium) clay pots, all flowering
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Orchid species: Dendrobium aggregatum 'Big Lip' blooming size plants
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Orchid species: Dendrobium bracteosum, all in flower and in great health!!!
Orchid species: Dendrobium bracteosum, all in flower and in great health!!!
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Orchid species: Dendrochilum glumaceum coming into spike, 10 new growth!!!
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Orchid species: Eria species, white infloresences , nice strong plants
Orchid species: Eria species, white infloresences , nice strong plants
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Orchid species: Stelis argentata ( ?) in full spike smaller plant
Orchid species: Stelis argentata ( ?) in full spike smaller plant
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Cattleya : Species: C. schofieldiana 'treated for 4N' AWARDQUALITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cattleya : Species: C. labiata coerulea with two spikes and open flowers, NICE!
Cattleya : Species: C. labiata coerulea with two spikes and open flowers, NICE!
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Cattleya : Species: C. labiata s/a 'Jeannie Shrimpton' x self, large new growt
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Cattleya Species: C. jenmannii  frma. concolor Canaima's Smuggler' x self flower
Cattleya Species: C. jenmannii frma. concolor Canaima's Smuggler' x self flower
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Cattleya : Species: C. schofieldiana 'treated for 4N' #2 plant w/flowers
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Cattleya : Species: C. schofieldiana 'treated for 4N' #4 plant without flowers
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Dendrobium anosmum Variagata Fragrant Orchid Species NBS Taiwan Import
Dendrobium anosmum Variagata Fragrant Orchid Species NBS Taiwan Import
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Schomburgkia tibicinis X Self 2.5
Schomburgkia tibicinis X Self 2.5" Pot Orchid Species Seedling
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Cattleya Rhyncholaelia (Brassavola) digbyana species mounted on tree fern nbs
Cattleya Rhyncholaelia (Brassavola) digbyana species mounted on tree fern nbs
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Bulbophyllum Macrobulbum Rare Species
Bulbophyllum Macrobulbum Rare Species
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Pholidota Yunnanensis Hard To Find Species
Pholidota Yunnanensis Hard To Find Species
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Cattleya labiata 'Tipo' x sib species Orchid Plant - Lot of 5
Cattleya labiata 'Tipo' x sib species Orchid Plant - Lot of 5
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Trichopilia fragrans Species Orchid Import Bloom Size Awesome Fragrant
Trichopilia fragrans Species Orchid Import Bloom Size Awesome Fragrant
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Restrepia brachypus BIG Awesome Species Orchid Import
Restrepia brachypus BIG Awesome Species Orchid Import
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Oncidium vulcanicum Species Orchid Import Beautiful Flowers SPIKES
Oncidium vulcanicum Species Orchid Import Beautiful Flowers SPIKES
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Sedirea japonica 'Nagoran' Fragrant Species Orchid 3
Sedirea japonica 'Nagoran' Fragrant Species Orchid 3" Bloom Size
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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

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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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