Once you develop more than a passing interest in orchids, you will quickly notice how diverse this exotic plant family is. Encompassing genera that yield both the vanilla you love to bake with and fragrances you love to wear, each flower has unique characteristics and care requirements. Compare your plants to some of the most common cultivated orchids to help you determine what type of orchid you’re growing.
If you have a brassavola orchid like this one in your home or garden, you may smell it before you see it. The perfume that is released only in the evening and white color are indicative of many flowers that depend on moths for pollination.