Plant Family Guides: Oncidium---Dancing-Lady-Orchids Guides
Easy Orchids to Grow
Despite their reputation for being difficult, many orchids can be easily grown as houseplants. Most have been bred to be compact and easy to grow and flower on window sillls and under artificial light. Without requiring much care, they can bloom every year, or even several times per year.
Oncidium (Dancing Lady Orchids)
Oncidium is an incredibly large and diverse genus of about 300 orchid species distributed throughout tropical and subtropical America. These orchids have been nicknamed the Dancing Lady Orchids because their flowers resemble a small dancer with a colorful skirt. Relatively trouble-free, these orchids are attractive plants for the home or greenhouse. They are sometimes described as difficult to grow. However, with proper care, it is possible to grow them relatively easily.
Pretty Fragrant Orchids
Aside from their beauty, some orchids exude a wonderful fragrance. Their scent can leave an impression greater than the orchid itself. Most orchids smell best in the morning, their fragrance fading in the afternoon when the temperature increases. Other orchids are fragrant in the evening.
Best Orchids for your Home
Despite the myth that orchids are fussy and difficult to grow, many orchids are not as delicate as most people think. They can adapt to the temperatures and light conditions found on the average home windowsill and be rewarding indoor plants. Many orchids are winter bloomers, which makes them even more desirable as houseplants.
12 Most Popular Orchids
Here are 12 of the most popular orchids commonly available today. Fairly easy to grow, they are good choices for novice and experienced growers.
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