Top 10 Easy To Grow Orchids

These brand-new varieties offer exciting colors, more flowers, and other features so you can enjoy your best perennial garden ever.

1. Moth Orchids

Moth orchids are some of the least expensive, most common, and longest-blooming orchids available. In fact, one bloom spike can look great for four months or more. The flowers appear in shades of white, pink, red, green, yellow, orange, and purple.

2. Dendrobium Orchids

Dendrobium flowers, often seen at florists in bouquets, offer long-lasting blooms in a wonderful array of colors from white to purple, pink, and even green.

3. Oncidium Orchids

Sometimes called dancing lady orchids, oncidiums offer lots of colorful smallish flowers in clusters of 50 or more. They commonly appear in shades of yellow, purple, red, pink, and white, often with flamboyant, contrasting markings.

4. Cymbidium Orchids

Featuring waxy, long-lasting flowers in winter or early spring and an easy-care nature, it's no wonder why cymbidiums are popular indoor plants.

5. Lady's Slippers Orchids

Perhaps the most distinct orchids, tropical lady's slippers offer big blooms composed of a hollow "pouch" backed by a sepal and two petals. Many lady's slippers orchids bear variegated foliage, so they look beautiful even when they're not flowering.

6. Cattleya Orchids

You might think of this as a corsage orchid, but it's a wonderful indoor plant, as well as cut flower. Blooms are often fragrant and appear in a wide range of colors, from red to pink, white, yellow, and orange.

7. Jewel Orchid

This beauty isn't usually grown for its flowers. Instead, it's the lovely purple foliage with pink stripes that attracts attention. The small white blooms, which appear in late summer or fall, are a cute accent to the leaves.

8. Cockleshell Orchid

Here's another wonderfully distinct, easy-growing orchid. Cockleshell orchid produces purple, clam-shaped flowers with chartreuse-green sepals that look a bit like tropical tentacles. The flowers last a long time and a mature plant produces lots of blossoms. In fact, it can be in bloom all year long.

9. Nun Orchid

A big and dramatic specimen, nun orchid is a lot easier to grow than it looks. In winter, it features clusters of purple, brown, and white flowers on stems to 3 feet tall, along with rich green corrugated leaves.

10. Odontoglossum Orchids

Closely related to oncidiums, this group of orchids produces clusters of large, usually spectacularly colored flowers that last for weeks. They're most commonly available in shades of pink, red, orange, yellow, and white - often with splotches of other colors.

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