Orchids that Look Like, What?

by Seeker Magazine Staff

Orchids come in all different sizes, shapes, and colors. The once hard to obtain and grow are now commonly seen in home supply companies and grocery stores.

The following orchids, however, are a bit different from the now typical everyday orchids. They are orchids that look like, what? 

Moth/Dove Orchid

Phalaenopsis listed as the first orchid that is appropriate for a beginning orchid grower. These orchids have so many redeeming qualities. They are incredibly beautiful, elegant. They lend themselves to every décor from Japanese modern to Western and all in between. They come in many colors, and sizes and the blooms can last up to almost four months sometimes.

They are easy to grow, very forgiving, and re-bloom readily compared to some other more fussy orchids. What is not to like about all of those qualities? The best part wait for them to bloom so you can see the moth or dove inside!

Dancing Girls Orchid (Impatiens Bequaertii) 

Dancing Girls Orchids

Called by some the Dancing Girl Impatiens! These small plants only grow about a foot across, and the blooms are barely 1/2″ long, but their enchanting shape makes up for it! 

Monkey Orchid (Dracula Simia) 

Monkey Orchid
Species from Colombia Grown by Hanging Gardens

These rare monkey orchids only grow in the cloud forests of southeastern Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 32000 to 6000 feet on the side of mountains. In the scientific name, “simia” refers to the monkey face, and “Dracula” refers to the two long spurs that hang down, almost like fangs.

Swaddled Babies Orchid (Anguloa Uniflora)

Swaddled Babies Orchids

These rare orchids look like they have a baby held in a cradle inside each flower. They grow up to almost 4 inches wide and have a fragrant of a minty/cinnamon perfume.

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