Perhaps the most popular flowering houseplant of them all, Orchids offer a whole host of different varieties with large, showy blooms, sweet heady scents, and lush green foliage. Most orchids are pretty straightforward to care for, too, so don’t be frightened by their beauty. They’re not as fussy as they may seem.
Orchids are a group of plants belonging to the family Orchidaceae, the second largest family of plants, Daisy family (Asteraceae), stealing first spot. There are roughly 20,000 different species of orchid- found on every continent bar Antarctica- resulting in diversity hard to comprehend.
Some of the most common orchids seen here in the UK are the Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis), Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum), Boat Orchid (Cymbidium), Pansy Orchid (Miltonia) and the Dancing lady Orchid (Oncidium) to name a few.
These gorgeous plants make excellent showy houseplants that really aren’t very taxing at all. Check our post on how to care for Orchids