Orchid Care












Windowsill Cattleya Orchid

Learn How to Grow and Flower Orchids     
What are orchids? The orchid family (Orchidacae)  is one of  the most diverse and highly evolved families of flowering plants on earth. There are more than 25,000 species, found all the way up to the Arctic Circle. New orchids are being discovered everyday, especially in the tropics where most orchids are found.

Orchids have  been cultivated for more than 2,000 years and have a rich and colorful history. Modern breeding methods have placed these once exotic and expensive plants within the reach of  most people. Furthermore, today's hybrids, which outnumber the species, are easier to grow and better generally better adapted to ordinary home conditions.

You Can Grow Orchids

Orchids are the most spectacular of all flowering plants! Orchids come in an infinite variety of colors, shapes and sizes and many make great indoor house plants. They can also be extremely fragrant with luscious scents of coconut or chocolate. They range in size from a 2" plant that can sit in the palm of your hand to 5 foot giants that need a tub to grow in. We'll teach you everything you need to about growing orchids, whether on your windowsill, under lights, or in a greenhouse.

Once you understand the basics of orchid care you'll be able to grow and flower them year after year! This website consists of original advice, cotent and photographs based on our personal experience growing orchids for many years.

We research and write all content on this site based on our years of experience growing orchids first-hand. Many of the orchids pictured are from our own collection. This is why Argus Orchids has become one of the most trusted sites for original orchid growing information and links online.

Angraecum orchid
Angraecum leonis

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