Enjoy Orchids Year Round
Posted by Beverly Hills Orchids on 6/13/2015
Orchids can bring a wealth of class and color to any
setting. Drab offices and rooms can
instantly be brought to life with a few bright and gorgeous orchids. There are
many orchid species that can be grown in the home so that the vibrancy and fragrance
can be enjoyed year round.
The moth orchid is possibly the easiest orchid to grow in
the home. It blooms in winter with long flower spikes containing many
spectacular blooms that last for months.
The cattleya orchid is what the classic corsage is made of.
Most bloom in winter and early spring and are not difficult to grow in the
home. The fragrant flowers last for about a month, with color ranging from
white to purple to yellow, orange, red, green and pink.
Venusí slipper, commonly called the ladyís slipper orchid
because of its unique pouch-like lower petal, is another orchid that is not
difficult to grow in the home. Flowers may be of many colors with patterns of
stripes, veins and spots.
Dendrobium is one of the largest and most diverse orchid
genera. They have over a thousand species and a great variety in flower
appearance and color.
Cymbidium orchids are large plants with strap-like foliage
and long sprays of large, showy flowers in abundance. They last long and work
well as cut flowers.
Better known as the jewel orchid, the Ludisia is grown
primarily for its exquisite foliage with velvety, dark green to purplish-brown
leaves with gold to red veins. It is one of the easiest orchids to grow, and a
stem cutting will root to form a new plant.
Oncidium orchids are called dancing ladies. Their erect
flower spikes are long and branching, bearing many small flowers, usually no
more than one inch in size. In general flowers are yellow and brown.
Phaius, called the nunís orchid, can grow to 48 inches tall
when blooming. Its large, thin leaves are broad and pleated. Its many striking
flowers are held on long flower spikes, each plant producing many spikes.
Flowers are white, yellow, purple and magenta.
Phragmipediums are ladyís slipper orchids from Central and
South America. Their unique and exquisite flowers come in many colors: green,
pink, orange, red, and yellow.
Zygopetalum are among the most fragrant of orchids, blooming
from late autumn to early spring with flowers lasting a month or more. The
flowers are multicolored in purple, mauve, green, brown and white. Any of
these, or any combination can keep your home or office colorful and fragrant
all year long.