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Image of Oncidium cheirophorum photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Colombian Buttercup, Hand-carrying Orchid, Miniature Dancing Lady Orchid)

The Colombian buttercup is a delightful miniature fall-blooming orchid revered for its bright yellow flowers and compact size. This tropical epiphyte is native to the mid-elevation forests of Nicaragua to Colombia where it clings to the upper branches of the tree tops.

Plants form small, handsome clusters of rounded pseudobulbs, each bulb with one strap-like leaf of light green. In early fall, each mature pseudobulb develops a slender, angled flower stem from its base. The small, long-lasting...

Image of Phalaenopsis amabilis photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Lovely Moth Orchid, Lovely Phalaenopsis)

The national flower of Indonesia, the lovely moth orchid bears a short, arching stem with white flowers from autumn to spring. This tropical epiphyte is native to Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines. It naturally grows on the branches of trees over rivers in hot, humid lowlands. This moth orchid is unique in that it needs much brighter light than most others. Healthy plants develop bronze-red tints on their medium green leaves.

The three to five leaves of lovely moth orchid...

Image of Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Deer Antler Moth Orchid, Deer-antlered Phalaenopsis)

The compact deer antler moth orchid bears branched stems decorated with star-like, spotted blossoms. Blooming is heaviest from spring to fall but can continue into the year with good care. Naturally found growing as an epiphyte (growing upon a plant) or lithophyte (growing upon a rock), this fragrant orchid is native to forested regions from India to Indonesia and the Philippines.

Its tongue-like leaves are oblong and rise from nodes on a very short stem. As it slowly elongates, it adds a new...

Image of Phalaenopsis equestris photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Horse Moth Orchid, Horse Phalaenopsis)

The easy-to-grow horse moth orchid bears many small violet, white, and lavender blossoms almost year round, but most abundantly from autumn to spring. Naturally found growing as an epiphyte on the branches of riverside trees in the hot, humid lowlands of Taiwan and the Philippines, this moth orchid has a tendency to produce lots of young plantlets (known as keikis) upon the branching flower stalk. It is one of the easiest tropical orchids to grow and will consistently flower if given dry winter conditions.

Clumps...

Image of Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Hieroglyphical Phalaenopsis, Hieroglyphics Moth Orchid)

A vigorous and easy-to-grow tropical orchid, the hieroglyphics moth orchid bears a short stem with creamy flowers heavily adorned with pink or bronze spots that look like tiny Egyptian hieroglyphics. Naturally found growing as an epiphyte on tree branches in the sweltering lowland forests in the Philippines, it forms a clump that looks somewhat pendulous.

Its light to medium green leaves are oblong, tongue-shaped and number from a few to many. Each is slightly leathery and rises from nodes...

Image of Phalaenopsis mariae photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Maria's Moth Orchid, Maria's Phalaenopsis)

From spring to fall, Maria's moth orchid bears many small white blossoms adorned with rust-orange spots. Naturally found growing as an epiphyte on the tree branches in the dense humid forests of Borneo (Indonesia) and the Philippines, this moth orchid has a tendency to form young plantlets (known as keikis) upon its aging flower stalks.

The fleshy leaves of this small orchid are broad, tongue-shaped and often recurved. Each rises from nodes along a very short stem. From spring to fall, plants...

Image of Phalaenopsis pallens photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Pale-colored Moth Orchid, Pale-colored Phalaenopsis)

From autumn to spring, pale-colored moth orchid produces small, waxy, light yellow blossoms with thin flecks of rusty orange. It is naturally compact and native to the hot, humid forests of the Philippine where it grows as an epiphyte on tree branches.

The leaves of this small orchid are broad, tongue-like and often recurved. Each rises from nodes along a very short stem. From spring to fall, it produces a short flower stalk that bears one to four flowers which open simultaneously. Each long-lasting...

Image of Phalaenopsis philippinensis photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Filipino Phalaenopsis, Philippine Moth Orchid)

The winter-blooming Philippine moth orchid has silvery mottled leaves and bears an arching stem with pink-kissed white flowers. This narrowly endemic orchid is found only on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. In its natural environment, this epiphyte grows along tree branches in dense, humid forests.

The silvery evergreen leaves of this orchid are broad, tongue-like and shiny with an underlay of dark green. Each leathery leaf rises from nodes along a very short stem. It slowly adds new leaves...

Image of Phalaenopsis sanderiana photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Sander's Moth Orchid, Sander's Phalaenopsis)

The summer-blooming Sander's moth orchid bears a grand arching stem laden with white flowers with hints of rose or lavender. The blooms compliment the satiny purple-green leaves of this tropical epiphyte. Wild populations are native to the humid forests of the Philippines where they grow high in the tree branches.

The green leaves of this moth orchid are broad, tongue-shaped and shiny with hints of red-purple and silver. Each leathery leaf rises from nodes along a very short stem. Foliage is...

Image of Phalaenopsis schilleriana photo by: Greg Allikas

Greg Allikas

(Moth Orchid, Schiller's Pink Moth Orchid)

Beauty and easy culture make Schiller's pink moth orchid one of the most popular Phalaenopsis for home gardeners. This native of the Philippines bears a flurry of many pink flowers on large, branched stems which rise from a modest clump of green, tongue-shaped leaves with silvery mottled banding. Wild specimens are true tropical epiphytes that make home in the branches of extremely tall trees where high humidity abounds.

This species lacks pseudobulbs. Instead its large, ornate leaves...