Colorful, Easy-to-Grow Moth Orchid Varieties

There are more than 60 varieties of moth orchid, each with its own distinct blossom style.

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'Taida Sweet Berry'

If you can grow Phalaenopsis, you can't fail with Doritaenopsis orchids, a cross between Phalaenopsis and Doritis. Choose from a huge range of colorful hybrids, such as this 'Taida Sweet Berry.'

Miniature Phalaenopsis

Miniature Phalaenopsis varieties have the same growing requirements as larger moth orchids, but are far more petite and come in a wide variety of colors.

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi is a beautiful, exotic orchid species that will fill a room with scent from its speckled, star-shaped flowers.

'Brother Little Amaglad'

'Brother Little Amaglad' is a compact moth orchid with subtle, pale pink flowers and a pale orange lip.

Violacea Orchid

The violacea orchid is a compact, fragrant variety with star-shaped flowers, vividly marked purple, in spring and summer.

Black Tulip Orchid

The I-Hsin 'Black Tulip' orchid is a very desirable orchid thanks to its beetroot-red flowers that are edged with white.

Stuartiana Orchid

The stuartiana orchid produces white flowers on tall stems, with a lower lip that is attractively speckled red each winter.

Doris Orchid

The Doris orchid produces large pink flowers that appear throughout the year on 12-inch stalks.

Lundy Orchid

The Lundy is a compact orchid, growing to six inches, with spectacular greenish-yellow flowers embellished with vibrant red veining.

Phalaenopsis 'Timothy Christopher'

'Timothy Christopher' is a miniature Phalaenopsis variety that produces tiny white flowers with yellow centers.

Pink Moth Orchid

Moth orchids like this pink striped variety hold onto their blooms for several weeks, making them a good addition to your home during the dreary winter months.

Doritaenopsis 'Taida Pearl'

This hybrid produces ruby red flowers edged in white.

More Reasons to Love Orchids

Orchids always add a touch of sophistication and elegance. They are widely available and affordable. Group several plants together for a striking arrangement.