What Are Some Common Types of Orchids?


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The Phalaenopsis, or moth orchid, is one of the most common types. These orchids are found at many greenhouses and come in compact versions suitable for small spaces. Slipper orchids are also easy to find and only reach a short height.

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Dendrobium orchids have small flowers and are commonly used in table arrangements. Their temperature requirements can vary. The vanilla orchid is very common due to the popularity of pure vanilla extract in baking and fragrances.

Oncidium orchids produce many clusters of small flowers. Some of these orchids are fragrant while others are not. The jewel orchid is unique because it is valued for its unique foliage rather than the small flowers it produces.

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