What Are the Major Types of Orchid Plants?

Orchids are native to the tropical rainforests, although some varieties can thrive in the desert. They are about the largest group of flowering plants globally, with over 25,000 species. Most orchid species are adapted to grow in a typical garden under the right conditions. The major types of orchids.  Noble dendrobium orchid (Dendrobium) Slipper orchids …

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What type of soil do you use for Orchids?

Do I Need Special Soil for Orchids? Most orchids are epiphytes or “air plants,” meaning they cannot grow on the typical soil like all other house plants. Some grow on other plants, while others require a unique potting mix. Different orchid varieties will thrive in different potting mixes.  Epiphytes, the most common type, require a chunky mix with 5.5 to 6.5 …

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