25 Different Orchids That Thrive as Indoor Houseplants

Are you looking for some orchids to add to your houseplant collection? There are plenty of different orchids that can thrive indoors if they are provided the proper care. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss takes you through her favorite orchids to grow as indoor houseplants.

Pink Orchid Growing Indoors on Windowsill

If you’ve been caring for orchids for a while, you probably know how thrilling it can be to discover a new and interesting species. And with approximately 28,000 known species and the advent of online ordering, the possibilities are virtually endless. If you don’t live in a tropical hardiness zone, many orchid species can actually thrive indoors as houseplants.

But which orchids are best suited for indoor growing? Some orchid gardeners have a favorite genus, a tried-and-true type, and a perfect spot to enjoy them. Others are intrigued by new and interesting orchid species from across the genera.

Whether you’re just getting started, you have a greenhouse full, or you just love to see pictures of beautiful flowers, here is a collection of some of our favorite orchids that will thrive as indoor plants.

‘Aphrodite’

Flowering plant Phalaenopsis Aphrodite against a gray wall. The orchid has many pure white flowers, shaped like moths, which consist of three rounded sepals, three petals and a labellum colored with a little yellow and red.
‘Aphrodite’ is a delightful moth orchid that produces delicate pure white flowers with yellowish red labellum.
botanical-name botanical name Phalaenopsis Aphrodite
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright Indirect Light
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-11

You know a flower is going to be beautiful when it’s named for the Greek goddess of love and beauty. The Aphrodite Phalaenopsis lives up to its name.

This stunning species of moth orchid is simple and quite stunning. Aphrodite has longer leaves than most phalaenopsis, and they can be solid or variegated. The flowers are delicate and pure white, with just a tiny bit of yellow and red on the back of the labellum.

Like most Phalaenopsis orchids, Aphrodite is a lower-light orchid, preferring filtered light to direct sun. Too much sun will scorch its leaves. This is a great orchid for keeping as a houseplant. It typically blooms once per year, in the spring.

Cattleya Bicolor

Blooming Cattleya bicolor against a blurred background. The flowers are medium in size, with three dark red sepals, two burgundy red petals with ruffled edges and one bright purple ruffled lip. The anther cap is large and pale purple.
Cattleya Bicolor has large dark red flowers with bright magenta ruffled labellums.
botanical-name botanical name Cattleya Bicolor
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

Native mostly to Brazil, this wonderfully fragrant cattleya has a spicy aroma and blooms in the late spring. It can also have a second, lesser blooming season in the fall if it is kept in the right conditions.

The long-lived blooms of Bicolor have long, deep red petals and sepals. The lip, as with most cattleyas, is pronounced and flamboyant. The color is bright magenta, and it has a ruffled edge.

The anther cap is large and pale purple. This plant has not been widely hybridized so most cultivars have a very similar appearance.

‘Far Out Freckles’

Blooming Spathoglottis 'Far Out Freckles' plant against a blurred leafy background. The flowers are small, have the same petals and sepals, which are white inside and purple outside. The white inner petals are covered with purple freckles that also adorn their lip and anther cap. The lip is yellow towards the center and deep purple below.
‘Far Out Freckles’ are terrestrial orchids that produce attractive flowers with petals and sepals which are white inside and purple on the outside, covered in light purple freckles.
botanical-name botanical name Spathoglottis ‘Far Out Freckles’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 9-11

Spathoglottis orchids are commonly known as ground orchids. These terrestrials do well in pots as well as in the garden, but outside of hardiness zones 9-11, they need to spend at least part of the year indoors.

Fortunately, Spathoglottis orchids can bloom spectacularly indoors. They make a very pretty houseplant with their grassy foliage, and sprays of fragrant flowers.

‘Far Out Freckles’ is an eye-catcher, and easy to care for. The flowers have uniform petals and sepals, which are white inside and purple on the outside. The white inner petals are sprayed with a light freckling of the same purple that also graces their lip and anther cap. These sweet little flowers are charming and low maintenance.

‘Gold Dust’

Oncidium twinkle 'Gold Dust' blooming indoors against a blurred background. The plant has many tiny white flowers, composed of white sepals and petals, the labellum is a multifaceted structure of white lobes and one bright yellow ruffled lobes. The leaves are dark green, long, ribbon-like.
‘Gold Dust’ produces tiny white flowers with gold on the lip of the flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Oncidium twinkle ‘Gold Dust’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun or Bright Filtered Light
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

You’ll love this pretty, prolific little flower producer! The twinkle series of oncidium orchids are comprised of a handful of dwarf hybrids.

It’s difficult to imagine how small these flowers are without seeing them in person, but the blooms themselves are hardly larger than 1cm in diameter, although they are incredibly intricate.

The petals and sepals of this sparkly little oncidium are pure white, the gold is in the labellum of the flowers. The labellum is a multifaceted structure of white lobes and one bright yellow ruffled lobe. The sheer number of flowers on this orchid is amazing.

‘Golden Yellow’ Cattleya

Flowering Cattleya dowiana var. aurea on a black background. The flowers are large, consisting of 3 yellow sepals, two larger, ruffled petals and a large, richly ruffled lip, deep purple-red, with thin golden streaks.
This cattleya has stunning yellow flowers with profusely ruffled purplish-red lips.
botanical-name botanical name Cattleya dowiana var. aurea
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

This magnificent cattleya is native to Colombia. The species was first introduced to the horticulture trade in the 1880’s by a Belgian orchid grower.

Golden Yellow has a stunning and unique appearance. The three sepals are solid yellow, as are two slightly larger, ruffled petals.

The star of the show, as with most cattleyas, is the labellum. The lip of this species is very large and profusely ruffled. The color is deep magenta red, with fine golden veins that make  a sort of fingerprint pattern.

‘Green Mystery’

Flowering Dendrobium tobaense var. giganteum among dark green foliage against a blurred background. The flower is medium in size, bright green in color, has 5 long pointed petals and sepals surrounding a bright red lip. The leaves are dark green, oblong, oval with pointed tips.
This variety is a hardy miniature orchid that produces bright green flowers with red lips.
botanical-name botanical name Dendrobium tobaense var. giganteum
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright Indirect Light
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

‘Green Mystery’ is a rarer variety but is well worth the adventure involved in obtaining one.  A miniature, vertically growing dendrobium, ‘Green Mystery’ is a hardy orchid with long-lasting flowers. It can bloom twice a year and likes medium light conditions.

This is one orchid that leaves an impression. The flowers are, as the name suggests, bright green. Five long, pointed petals and sepals surround the most curious labellum, perhaps in the entire genus.

The column, anther cap, and labellum strongly resemble a bat’s mouth with its tongue extended! The red portion of the lip even has a tongue-like texture.

‘Hot Chocolate Royale’

Blooming Cymbidium 'Hot Chocolate Royale' flowers in a large clay flower pot. The flowers are small, dark brown with a slight tinge of light brown around the edges and on the top of the lip. The lip is dark burgundy in color with a yellowish anther cap.
‘Hot Chocolate Royale’ has unique dark brown flowers with a pleasant aroma.
botanical-name botanical name Cymbidium ‘Hot Chocolate Royale’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

Brown is not typically a color associated with beauty where flowers are concerned. But in the world of cymbidium orchids, brown might just be the prettiest color around.

Chocolate cymbidium orchids are highly coveted and sought after, not only for their unique color but for their fragrance as well.

‘Hot Chocolate Royale’ is the darkest of the chocolate cymbidiums. All parts of the flower are very deep brown with just a touch of lighter brown around the edges and the upper part of the lip nearest to the anther cap. Long, weeping clusters of these flowers create a delightfully dramatic appearance.

‘Jumpin Jack’

Blooming flowers of Zygopetalum 'Jumpin Jack' in a greenhouse against a blurred background of long, ribbon-like, green leaves. The flowers are medium in size, consist of 3 sepals and 2 petals, identical in shape and color - green with purple-brown spots, and have large lips of velvety purple with white wavy edges.
‘Jumpin Jack’ blooms with charming purple-green flowers that smell like hyacinths.
botanical-name botanical name Zygopetalum ‘Jumpin Jack’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Shade
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 9-10

Zygopetalum is another less common genus of orchid, and ‘Jumpin Jack’ is a wonderful cultivar for the avid collector. Long, grass-like leaves form the base of this monopodial orchid. An arching flower spike grows from the center supports three or more fragrant flowers. Not all orchids smell pleasant, but ‘Jumpin Jack’ is a lovely smelling indoor flower.

This purple blooming orchid variety has beautiful flowers with a large, exaggerated lip in velvety violet with a white, ruffled edge. This variety has a scent similar to hyacinth. The flowers can last 2-3 months and bloom in both spring and fall.

‘Kind Kai’

Miltonia Kismet 'Kind Kai' flower on a blue background. The flower is large, star-shaped, has 2 petals and 3 yellow sepals with purple-brown markings. The flower has a large and dramatic teardrop shaped labellum, with a ruffled edge, white in color with purple-pink markings towards the center of the flower.
‘Kind Kai’ orchids have large yellow star-shaped flowers with brownish purple markings and large purple-white labellums.
botanical-name botanical name Miltonia Kismet ‘Kind Kai’
sun-requirements sun requirements Indirect Sun
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 11-12

Miltonia orchids are similar to Miltoniopsis, which we looked at just a moment ago. These orchids like cool temperatures, extra water, and very good drainage.

These factors considered make them great houseplants, provided you can give them lots of humidity. They have similar characteristics to oncidium orchids, so if you have an oncidium, Miltonia will be happy with the same conditions.

Kind Kai is a striking specimen with large star-shaped flowers. The petals and sepals are yellow with brownish-purple markings. The labellum is large and dramatic. It is white and teardrop shaped with a ruffled edge and a double-lobed purple marking toward the column.

‘Lillian Nakamoto’

Blooming flowers of Miltoniopsis 'Lillian Nakamoto' in a black flower pot against a backdrop of long, flat, dark green, strap-like leaves. The flowers are large, have bright white rounded petals and sepals with faint pink markings in the center. The labellum is white, larger than the petals, with two lobes. In the center of the flower, on the lip, just below the anther cap, there is a dark purple mark.
‘Lillian Nakamoto’ grows well in low to moderate temperatures and low light.
botanical-name botanical name Miltoniopsis ‘Lillian Nakamoto’
sun-requirements sun requirements Filtered Sunlight to Part Shade
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 11-12

This is an indoor-friendly variety of Miltoniopsis, which was hybridized in Hawaii. It likes cool to moderate temperatures and low light. Lillian’s blooms strongly resemble a pansy, but the color is unlike any pansy I’ve ever seen.

The petals are stark white with faint pink markings toward the center. The labellum is also white, and very large with two lobes. There is a deep purple marking at the center of the flower, on the lip, just below the anther cap.

‘Little Sweet Scent’

Dendrobium superbum 'Little Sweet Scent' flower against a blurred grey-green background. The flower is medium in size, has petals and sepals of orchid-pink color with slightly corrugated edges. The labellum is curved and pink with a large crimson mark in the center, and hairy.
Dendrobium ‘Little Sweet Scent’ has wonderful delicate pink flowers that exude a lovely raspberry scent.
botanical-name botanical name Dendrobium superbum ‘Little Sweet Scent’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun or Bright Filtered Light
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

This delightful dendrobium is best known for its delicious scent, which has the quality of raspberries, yum! This is a semi-deciduous dendrobium. This means that its blooming period announces itself. The plant will shed leaves from its older canes just before sending up flower spikes.

Aside from being heavily and heavenly scented, Little Sweet Scent has wonderful flowers that bloom on the stems of a dozen or more.

The petals and sepals are orchid pink and ruffled. Little Sweet’s labellum is eye-catching, curved, and pink with a large raspberry-colored marking in the center.

‘Lorrie Mortimer’

Dendrobium 'Lorrie Mortimer' flower against a blurred greenhouse background. The flower is small, composed of three white sepals, curving back, two long, pale green petals, slightly expanding towards the top. The large white labellum has purple veins.
This small hybrid produces unique flowers with two long pale green petals and white sepals that curl back.
botanical-name botanical name Dendrobium ‘Lorrie Mortimer’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

‘Lorrie Mortimer’ is another hybrid to come out of Hawaii. It was hybridized at the University of Hawaii in 1998. Lorrie is a small variety with upright canes. It is a prolific producer of very interesting and unique flowers.

The sepals are white and open to curve backward. Two long pale green petals are a focal point as they stand straight up from the center and flare at the ends. The labellum is white and lightly veined with purple.

‘Dark Princess’

Cymbidium mini 'Dark Princess' flowers in front of a white background. The flowers are small, dark pink-red in color, consisting of three sepals and 2 petals, of the same shape. The labellum is white with a rich dark pink color around the edge and is speckled.
‘Dark Princess’ is a delightful Cymbidium variety that loves light and warmth.
botanical-name botanical name Cymbidium mini ‘Dark Princess’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

The Cymbidium mini varieties are a collection of smaller cymbidiums that are light lovers and enjoy a bit more heat than some of the others on this list.

Dark Princess is a stunning cultivar that produces stalks of deep rose-colored blooms. The labellum is white with the same deep rose color at the edge and is speckled.

‘Mini Snowflake’

Flowering Dendrobium 'Mini Snowflake' against a black background. Many stems with small white flowers, which consist of white sepals, slightly turned back, ruffled petals and large beautiful labellums with a greenish tinge towards the center of the flower. The leaves are green, long, strap-like, and flat, with pointed ends.
‘Mini Snowflake’ produces many small white flowers with ruffled petals and beautiful labellums.
botanical-name botanical name Dendrobium ‘Mini Snowflake’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

This pretty dendrobium hybrid has elegance and refinement reserved for pure white orchids. It is a smaller plant and can produce numerous stalks of small, delicate, white flowers.

The sepals turn back slightly, which makes the ruffled petals and labellum stand out beautifully.

‘Moon Chiloschista’

Blooming Chiloschista lunifera flower against a blurred brown-green background. The flowers are tiny, with rounded dark red sepals and petals, that are ringed with pale yellow. The lip is small, pale yellow with red markings. Stems and flowers are hairy.
‘Moon Chiloschista’ produces unique tiny fragrant flowers with deep red petals and sepals that are ringed with yellow.
botanical-name botanical name Chiloschista lunifera
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright Indirect Light
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 9-11

Chiloschista is a rarer genus, but it’s not impossible to find if you find this leafless genus appealing. For much of the year, Moon is little more than a spidery bundle of plump green roots. For this reason, it prefers to be grown on bark and have its roots exposed.

When it blooms, chiloschista is so unique it is certain to get lots of attention. The flower spikes appear from the newest section of roots. Moon has deep red petals and sepals that are ringed with pale yellow. These flowers are fragrant, with an aroma that is powdery and sweet.

‘Morning Glory’

Brassolaelia 'Morning Glory' flowers against a blurred background. The flowers are large, arachnid, with thin, hanging, white petals and sepals with a purple blush. The labellum is large, corrugated, white in color with profuse purple veining.
‘Morning Glory’ produces arachnid flowers with thin white petals with a soft purple blush.
botanical-name botanical name Brassolaelia ‘Morning Glory’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

This hybrid of B. nodosa is large and graceful. The spider-like flowers have thin, trailing petals and sepals that are white with a purple blush toward the center.

The very prominent labellum takes center stage. The lip is fluted and white with profuse purple veining. This orchid can flower in spring and fall. The blooms can last for up to two months.

‘Night Scented’ Orchid

Blooming Epidendrum nocturnum (Night Scented Orchid) flower against a black background. The flower is large, has long, thin, narrow petals and sepals. The labellum is trilobed, white with a yellow tint in the center.
This orchid blooms at night and impresses with its large and fragrant flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Epidendrum nocturnum
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Shade
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 9-11

‘Night Scented’ epidendrum orchid is the largest flowered orchid native to Florida. Its slender stems sport 4-10 elliptical leaves and terminate in a single flower.

The flowers are fragrant and large. This plant also blooms at night. The petals and sepals are long and yellow and very narrow. The lip is typically trilobed and white, with just a hint of yellow peeking from beneath the anther cap.

‘Pink Lip’ Epidendrum

Dangling long stem covered with dozens of small pink flowers of Epidendrum stamfordianum 'Pink Lip' against a blurred greenhouse background. The flowers are small, star-shaped, have long narrow petals and sepals, pale green in color with abundant light brown markings. A large, pronounced lip, pale pink in color, with corrugated edges, resembles a tiny winged creature.
‘Pink Lip’ blooms with many small pale brown flowers with pronounced soft pink labellums.
botanical-name botanical name Epidendrum stamfordianum ‘Pink Lip’
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright Indirect Light
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 9-11

Epidendrum orchids are known for their ease of care, which is rare in the orchid world. ‘Pink Lip’ is on the smaller side and produces long stems covered in dozens of small pink flowers. The intricacy of these flowers is noteworthy.

As small as they are, they are remarkably complex. The petals and sepals are stippled in a pale brown shade, and the labellum is quite pronounced. I can only describe it as pink and fluttery. It looks like a tiny, winged creature.

‘Pink Profusion’

Flowering Oncidium twinkle 'Pink Profusion' plant in a large clay pot, near an indoor window. The plant has thin tall stems with tiny pink flowers. The flowers are small, have dark pink petals and sepals, and pale pink labellums, with a yellow tint in the center of the flowers. Many small, dark pink, round buds grow on stems. The leaves are dark green, long, oval, with pointed ends.
‘Pink Profusion’ is a unique Oncidium variety that blooms with tiny pink flowers with a tiny shimmer of yellow in the centers.
botanical-name botanical name Oncidium twinkle ‘Pink Profusion’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun or Bright Filtered Light
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

I have a wonderful specimen of this sweet little plant in my kitchen window, where I can admire it throughout the day, and it gets just the right amount of humidity.

The plant is very similar to Gold Dust but in shades of both pale and deep rose pink with the tiniest twinkle of yellow in the center. The Oncidium twinkle series are just the prettiest little orchids!

‘Princess Diana’

Flowering plant Miltoniopsis 'Princess Diana' against a blurred background of dark green foliage. The leaves are long, flat, belt-shaped. The flowers are medium in size, reminiscent of pansies, with three white sepals tinged with purple. The two petals are purple with a white stripe on the outer edge, and the lip is large and white with subtle purple details and rich dark pink markings closer to the anther cap.
‘Princess Diana’ is a beautiful orchid variety whose flowers resemble pansies.
botanical-name botanical name Miltoniopsis ‘Princess Diana’
sun-requirements sun requirements Filtered Sunlight
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 11-12

In case you couldn’t tell, the miltoniopsis genus has really grown on me recently! These wonderful orchids have such a happy, lovely appearance, and they are still rare enough to be unique among collectors.

Princess Diana is as lovely as its namesake. It has the signature pansy-type flowers of the genus, with three white sepals that have a faint purple shading toward the center of the flower.

The two petals are the reverse. They are predominantly purple with a streak of white at the outer edge, and the labellum is large and white with delicate purple detailing. A bright yellow eye glows from the center of this charming flower.

‘Queen of the Laelias’

Blooming flower of Laelia Purpurata Var. Striata ‘Stars and Bars’ x Var. ‘Flamea’ on a flowering background. The flower is large, has 5 identical petals and sepals in different shades of pink and purple. The edges of the petals are slightly wavy. The labellum is large, bright pink in color with dark purple veins and a yellowish center.
‘Queen of the Laelias’ is an elegant orchid variety with pink-purple flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Laelia Purpurata Var. Striata ‘Stars and Bars’ x Var. ‘Flamea’
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright Indirect Light
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

Laelia is a small genus of only about 25 species of orchids. Still, a queen is a queen, no matter how large her kingdom. This hybrid variety is commonly referred to as the Queen of the Laelias. The Queen has 5 similar petals and sepals that come in a variety of shades from pink to purple. They are long and slender, giving the flower a graceful appearance.

The labellum of Laelia orchids is similar in shape and prominence to that of a Cattleya orchid but slightly more delicate. Queen’s lip is splashed with bright pink or purple in such a way that it resembles an open pout sporting brightly colored lipstick.

‘Red Fantasy’

Close-up of blooming flowers of Oncidium Sharry Baby 'Red Fantasy' against a blurred leafy greenhouse background. The long slender stem is covered with tiny deep pink flowers with narrow, ruffled sepals and petals, and large hot pink ruffled lips and whitish anther caps.
‘Red Fantasy’ has dark red flowers with a delicious chocolate aroma.
botanical-name botanical name Oncidium Sharry Baby ‘Red Fantasy’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun or Bright Filtered Light
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

Sharry Baby oncidium orchids are known for their famous chocolate-scented flowers. In fact, these are some of the most fragrant orchids around. Oncidium orchids can tolerate a wide range of light conditions, although somewhere in the middle, bright, indirect light all day is what they like best.

Red Fantasy is striking with its deep red flowers and large ruffled labellum. In fact, the lip of oncidium orchids is how they earned their nickname ‘Dancing Lady Orchids.’

The petals and sepals are burgundy and make a small star around the lighter red labellum which has a gradient of color from deep red to white at the edge.

‘Ruby-lipped’ Cattleya

Close-up of Cattleya labiata flowers against a blurred dark, leafy background. The flowers are medium in size, with long, slightly curved sepals and corrugated, more rounded purple petals. The lip is large, ruffled, dark purple with a yellowish-red center.
Ruby-lipped Cattleya blooms with charming, fragrant, purple-pink flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Cattleya labiata
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

Cattleya labiata is a species that is commonly referred to as ‘Ruby-lipped’ Cattleya, but they actually come in a variety of shades, from white to pink, purple and red.

Most have a labellum that is quite pronounced and significantly darker in color than the petals and sepals. The flowers can be large, medium, or small in size, and they are typically fragrant.

This is probably the most popular species of cattleya to keep as a houseplant as they are simply stunning flowers, and they are also fairly easy to care for.

These plants like lots of light, and in fact, most of them can tolerate a few hours per day of direct sun. The leaves will let you know by fading to a yellowish-green, if they are getting too much sun.

‘Uniwai Mist’

Close-up of Dendrobium Jaquelyn Thomas 'Uniwai Mist' in bloom against a black background. The flowers are small, pure white, have the same petals and sepals, slightly curved back. The labellum is small and white.
Dendrobium Jaquelyn Thomas produces delicate small white flowers with a jasmine-like scent.
botanical-name botanical name Dendrobium Jaquelyn Thomas ‘Uniwai Mist’
sun-requirements sun requirements Bright Indirect Light
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

This plant has earned quite a name for itself in the world of florists. ‘Uniwai Mist’ is a wonderful bloomer. The plant is somewhat unassuming, with branching canes that produce a ladder of mid-sized green leaves.

When it blooms, this orchid produces long stems (18’-24” when mature) with delicate, pure white flowers that have a fragrance similar to jasmine. There is just a hint of green in the center of the blooms, which adds an austerity to its elegance.

Vanna White ‘Mana’

Close-up of a long, slightly curved stem of Cymbidium Vanna White 'Mana' covered in many flowers against a blurred greenhouse background. The flowers are small, have the same petals and sepals, creamy white with a slight pink blush. The large lip is white with ruffled edges, covered with dark purple spots along the edges.
Vanna White ‘Mana’ produces classic creamy white cymbidium flowers with a faint blush.
botanical-name botanical name Cymbidium Vanna White ‘Mana’
sun-requirements sun requirements Part Sun or Bright Indirect Light
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-12

Cymbidium orchids have, consistently, some of the most beautiful and fragrant flowers in the orchid family. The lovely Vanna White ‘Mana” variety is a classic cymbidium with creamy white petals and sepals.

A faint blush just brushes the edges of the sepals, and freckles of the same shade dot the inner petals where they meet the labellum. The lip is deep red with yellow markings. It is a stunning example of the genus.

Final Thoughts

I could look at orchids all day, examining the intricacies of their blooms and the wide array of shapes and colors which never cease to entertain. Each variety has a personality and a backstory all its own. No matter which of these orchids you choose, all of them can make fine indoor plants!

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