Valentine Orchids

Can’t decide which orchid to choose for your valentine? With tens of thousands of orchid varieties, it can be a monumental task. Fortunately, AboutOrchids is here to help. Below are three common types which will find their mark like cupid’s arrow. Happy orchid shopping!

Moth Orchid hybridOncidium hybrid which smells like chocolateCymbidium hybrid

  • Phals, or Moth Orchids, are the most popular orchids sold. With good humidity and watering, their flowers may last for months. The first photo above shows a yellow and purple Phal hybrid, one of many colors and patterns available.
  • Oncidiums, or Dancing Lady Orchids, are another popular group. These have masses of flowers which can last for weeks. Many have hues of yellow. In the middle photo, Oncidium Sharry Baby sports dozens of purple, pink, and white blooms which smell like chocolate.
  • Cymbidiums, like the hybrid in the final photo, are often sold as single flowers in corsages and boutonnieres. They come in a wide range of colors and patterns. Healthy plants can hold multiple flower spikes, each with a couple dozen of these prized blossoms. Cymbidium flowers may last for months if plants are kept in a cool, humid environment.

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