Windowsill Cattleya Orchid
Learn How to Grow and Flower
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.
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
You Can Grow Orchids
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
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.
- Ready to buy an orchid? Read our orchid buying tips and in no
time you'll be picking plants like a pro!