Posted by: marinvit | June, 2009

Orchids Types

In the World of Flowers, the Orchids are accounted as undisputed Champions. Their exclusive Beauty and variety of Color and Shapes enchants the Hearts of Men and Women as one. Some Orchids have tiny Inflorescence and others – sometimes grow to the diameter of a Plate.

orchids beauty

In the Past, Orchid cultivation was a significantly expensive Hobby. However, today, Orchids are within the reach of everyone. if you grow House Plants , you can grow Orchids as well. Since the Orchid Flowers are durable and (some) may Flourish in harsh conditions.

The Orchid Family (Orchidaceae) is one of the biggest Families in the Plant World. you can find Representatives of the Family in a Variety of Habitats . From tropical Rain Forests to dry Desert Areas. From Ground Levels to Altitudes of 2000 Meters and more.

In tropical Rain Forests you can find mostly Epiphytic and Lithophytes (Orchids that grow on Tree Branches, Trunks and Rocks rather than out of the Ground) most of them are Species from the types : Phalacnopsis, Cattleya, Laelia, Epidendrum, Dendrobium.

In the cold Temperate Areas: you can find Terrestrial (orchids that grow on the Ground) Orchid types: Cymbidium, Paphiopedilum, Odontoglossum, Masdevallia and more.

With Temperature requirements in Mind. You can classify most Orchids into Three main Groups:

1.Orchids from colder Areas, where the Minimal Temperature is 10 Degrees Celsius and the Maximal Temperature is 30 Degrees Celsius. some of the Orchid types that belong to this Group are : Cymbidium, Masdenallia, Paphiopedilum, MiltoniaS, Odontoglossum.

2.Orchids from Temperate Climate Areas.
where the Minimal Temperature is 13 Degrees Celsius. and the Maaximal Temperature 30 Degrees Celsius. some of the Orchid types that belong to this Group are : Oncidum, Brassavola, Cattleya, Dendrobium, Epidendron, Paphiopedilum (with striped Leaves) and Laelia.

3.Orchids from warm Climate Areas.
where the Minimal Temperature is 15 Degrees Celsius and the Maximal Temperature are 32 Degrees Celsius. some of the Orchid types that belong to this Group are : Phalaenopsis, Vanda, Ascocentrum.


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