8 Orchid Types for Indoor Plant Use

As with most tropical orchids, Aerangis orchids thrive in a well-aerated environment with ample sunlight and humidity. They need regular feeding for good blooms.

Aerangis Orchids

A hybrid of Vanda and Ascocentrum, Ascocenda orchids are compact with jewel-like flowers and a single upward-growing main stem, perfect for indoor growth.

Ascocenda Orchids

Known for their exceptionally fragrant white or greenish flowers, especially at night, Brassavola orchids thrive in bright light and high humidity environments.

Brassavola Orchids

Commonly called spider orchids, Brassia orchids need extreme humidity and warmth. Their blooms are often spotted, bright orange, red, or other vivid shades.

Brassia Orchids

Catasetum orchids have unusual waxy flowers and produce male or female flowers that look quite different. They are deciduous and lose their leaves in winter dormancy.

Catasetum Orchid

Cattleya orchids have been widely hybridized, leading to a variety of colors and forms. Some varieties are quite fragrant and are popular corsage orchids.

Cattleya Orchid

Cymbidium orchids, or boat orchids, have multiple flower spikes for a stunning display. Good for beginners, with varieties like 'Chica', 'Showoff', and 'Frae'.

Cymbidium Orchid

Dendrobium orchids often need staking due to top-heavy blooms. With over 2,000 species, they vary widely, commonly featuring white, yellow, or purple blooms.

Dendrobium Orchids