More orchids

The best spot
A light spot for most orchids is best, but no direct sunlight.

Temperature
Depending on the variety, most orchids do well between 18-24 ˚C.

Water  
Avoid overwatering which leads to the demise of many more orchids than underwatering. Constant wetness will cause the roots to rot, which leaves the plant without a means for taking up nourishment which then causes the leaves to droop and will eventually kill the plant. The classic advice is to water the day before the plant dries out. Dip 10 minutes in lukewarm and let it leak out afterwards.

New blooms
Of all of the more commonly available orchids, only Phalaenopsis (the moth orchid) will re-bloom from its old spike. For most other orchids it is best to cut off the stem entirely at the base where it comes out of the leaves to let it bloom again in several months. Orchids, like animals, are susceptible to viruses, so whenever cutting an orchid plant always use a sterile tool to prevent the spread of virus. A straight edged razor blade is a good tool to use for cutting flower spikes.

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Phalaenopsis Royal Art

Care tips The best spot A light spot, but no direct sunlight. Temperature 18-24 ˚C. Water   Dip 10 minutes in lukewarm water every week. Let it leak out afterwards. New blooms The Phalaenopsis orchid can bloom several times a year. When the plant has finished flowering, cut the stalk of the flower above the […]

Phalaenopsis Multiflora

Care tips The best spot A light spot, but no direct sunlight. Temperature 18-24 ˚C. Water   Dip 10 minutes in lukewarm water every week. Let it leak out afterwards. New blooms The Phalaenopsis orchid can bloom several times a year. When the plant has finished flowering, cut the stalk of the flower above the […]

Cymbidium

Care tips The best spot A light spot, but no direct sunlight. Temperature 10-24 ˚C. Water   Dip 10 minutes in lukewarm water every week. Let it leak out afterwards. After blooming When the flowers have finished, cut the stalk completely away. You can put the Cymbidium outside from April to October. Due to the […]

Besides the common orchids, there are also a number of other orchids Cameleons offers you. Think about Angraecum, Cattleya, Howeara, Ludisia, Masdevallia, Promenea and Psychiopsis.

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Vanda Sunanda Persian Indigo 1T_Plant
The Vanda is originally found in India, Thailand and Australia. The Vanda grows high in the trees of the jungle, so at home it enjoys as much light as you can possibly offer, but out of direct sunlight. In nature, the roots hang loose or wrap around the trunk of the tree. They work like sponges and can absorb a lot of moisture quickly. The Vanda is perhaps the most mysterious genus among the orchids, with unique color splendor and exotic aerial roots.

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Phal Royal Blue 75 cm 2T14+The name Phalaenopsis stands for ‘(night) butterfly’ and is derived from the Greek ‘Phalaina’ (moth) and ‘opsis’ (similar to). The Phalaenopsis comes from the tropical rainforests of Asia, New Guinea and Australia. They grow on tree branches and in rock crevices, often near streams and rivers. The Phalaenopsis is the most sold orchid in Europe and is available in many colors. The plants usually give two or three branches. The Phalaenopsis orchid has an exotic appearance and a long flowering period; sometimes up to twelve weeks or more which makes it an ideal house plant.

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Phal p15 Bombay 2 takThe name Phalaenopsis stands for ‘(night) butterfly’ and is derived from the Greek ‘Phalaina’ (moth) and ‘opsis’ (similar to). The Phalaenopsis Grandiflora has very large flowers and is a real eye-catcher. The Grandiflora has its origins in Southeast Asia, the Himalayas and the Philippines. With a very long flowering period, sometimes up to twelve weeks, the Grandiflora is a stunner for every home or office.

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Phalaenopsis Multiflora P12 Perceval 2 tak 20+The name Phalaenopsis stands for ‘(night) butterfly’ and is derived from the Greek ‘Phalaina’ (moth) and ‘opsis’ (similar to). The Phalaenopsis comes from the tropical rainforests of Asia, New Guinea and Australia. The Phalaenopsis Multiflora has a lot of small flowers and has a long flowering period, sometimes up to twelve weeks. Except in trees, this orchid also grows in the wild on highly air permeable soil, such as humus and on rocks and in rock crevices, usually close to rivers and streams. The plants usually give two or three branches.

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Phalaenopsis Tiny Dolls 2T Vivian_PlantThe name Phalaenopsis stands for ‘(night) butterfly’ and is derived from the Greek ‘Phalaina’ (moth) and ‘opsis’ (similar to). The Phalaenopsis comes from the tropical rainforests of Asia, New Guinea and Australia. They grow on tree branches and in rock crevices, often near streams and rivers. The Phalaenopsis Tiny Dolls ownes its name to the small size: the plant is only 20 to 25 centimeters high and the flowers are 2.5 centimeters wide. These cute orchids remain small, even if they start to bloom again. The Tiny Dolls has been developed over the past ten years through an intensive cultivation program. With proper care, the Tiny Dolls will flower for eight to twelve weeks. It is available in many different colors.

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Phalaenopsis p12 Dame Blanche 16+The name Phalaenopsis stands for ‘(night) butterfly’ and is derived from the Greek ‘Phalaina’ (moth) and ‘opsis’ (similar to). The Phalaenopsis comes from the tropical rainforests of Asia, New Guinea and Australia. They grow on tree branches and in rock crevices, often near streams and rivers. The Phalaenopsis is the most sold orchid in Europe and is available in many colors. The plants usually give two or three branches. The Phalaenopsis orchid has an exotic appearance and a long flowering period; sometimes up to twelve weeks or more which makes it an ideal house plant.

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Paphiopedilum USA Hybride 1 bloemThe Paphiopedilum is by far one of the most unique and intriguing of all orchids. Its exotic, wax-like, richly colored blooms last for weeks and sometimes months. The Paphiopedilum comes from Asia and Central America. She grows between rocks and under trees to protect herself from the sun. The shoe-shaped lip serves as an insect trap; flying insects are lured by fragrances and the promise of nectar in the flower. Once in the lip, the insects can only exit through a narrow opening. This way they hit the pistil and the stamens and they get the pollen on their bodies. With a next flower, the pollen ends up on the pestle. Paphiopedilums have no attractive, glossy leaves. But after these leaves are fully formed, the flower stalk rises from the centre of the new growth to form one of the most unusual flowers in the world. Best of all, they are ideal for home growing.

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Oncidium P12 Munsterland Stern 2 takOncidium orchids, also known as the “Dancing Ladies” are very popular for ease of growing and long lasting sprays of small, distinct flowers with bright colors. The Oncidium, with 750 species, is one of the largest orchid families. This plant comes from the American continent – from Florida and Mexico to Peru and Argentina. The Oncidium does not need much and is easy to flower. The plant blooms on average for six to eight weeks. They will typically bloom once a year and can be grown in the home, as well as in a sheltered area in the garden.

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Miltonia P12 Herr Alexandre 2 takThe popularity of the Miltonia orchid is increasing rapidly, thanks in part to the development of methods at our growers that can produce plants in greater quantities. The Miltonia can be found along the river banks in Colombia and Brazil. Some striking features of the Miltonia are the bright colors. Some species spread a wonderful smell. The Miltonia is available in many colors: white, pink, red and purple. Because of the familiar shape and markings of these spectacular flowers, Miltonia are often called ‘Pansy Orchids.’ Their richly colored flowers blossom profusely. Miltonia orchids can easily be cultured at home or in a greenhouse. They normally bloom in the spring or fall.

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Dendrobium Berry Oda roze 12+ takThe Dendrobium Berry Oda is also known as the ‘Bamboo orchid’, because it has many branches. The name Dendrobium stands for tree (dendron) and life (bios). It is a reference to the way the plants grow: on the trunks of trees. The Berry Oda is originally from Australia. What is striking about this type of Dendrobium are the beautiful purple flowers, the wonderfully light scent that it spreads and the large number of branches. The flowering period is unique. The plant starts to bloom in November and flowers, provided you take good care of the plant, with ease until the end of May.

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Dendrobium Nobile Apollon 2 tak 60 cmSheer beginners will love Dendrobium Nobile orchids. The name Dendrobium stands for tree (dendron) and life (bios). It is a reference to the way the plants grow: on the trunks of trees. The Dendrobium Nobile comes from South East Asia, the Himalayan region, Malaysia, South China and Japan. The Dendrobium Nobile differs from the other orchids by the bunch of flowers that form under each leaf. Each bunch has three to five flowers. In total they can have up to 50 blooms on one stalk, making for a stunning floral display. Dendrobium Nobile flowers for at least eight weeks. The flowers, especially in the morning, spread a light fragrance. The color varies from entirely white, yellow, orange, pink, purple and combinations thereof. These hybrids go dormant for a couple of months in the winter, losing some of their leaves in the process. The Cameleon growers have perfected the Nobile hybrids so closely that they can even cause them to bloom for any requested holiday. If you’re looking for an orchid with lots of helpful information available about it, this is the one to choose.

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Dendr SaNook Polar Fire 1T Vertakt

One of the most popular orchid plants among home growers are Dendrobium Sa-Nook orchid plants. The Dendrobium Sa-nook is originally from Asia. The name Dendrobium stands for tree (dendron) and life (bios). It is a reference to the way the plants grow: on the trunks of trees. The Sa-nook® varieties have been specially selected and developed by Suphachadiwong Orchids from Thailand. Together with our growers we have developed a range that is very suitable for your living room. These showy flowers are relatively easy to grow, with a central long stem and an attractive spray of flowers that will last at least six weeks.

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Cymbidium p12 Anna 2T - kopie

Cymbidiums are prized for their long sprays of blooms, which make lovely arrangements as well as corsages. Their thick, waxy petals open in the spring and often remain on their stems for up to two months. Cymbidium orchids are different from most other varieties in that they thrive on cooler weather and often won’t even bloom if the daytime temperature gets too hot. They do need a lot of moisture, however, so think about a cooler jungle when you’re considering the environment where you want to plant them. Originally the Cymbidium comes from South Asia. The Cymbidium can bloom for six to eight weeks and is available in many colors. When the Cymbidium grows too large for its pot, you can tear the plant in half and divide it into two or three pieces. Then plant the pieces in a new pot with fresh Cameleon orchid potting soil.

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Cambria P12 Catatante 2 Tak
A Cambria is a cross between different types of orchids and therefore does not occur in nature. It is now used as a collective term for an increasingly large group of hybrid orchids from diverse parentage but they are nonetheless beautiful with their wonderfully brightly colored, spotted flowers: from 1.5 centimeters to more than 10 centimeters and from star-shaped to almost round.  Fortunately, they are very easy to look after – watering once a week and being kept in draught-free rooms and away from direct sunlight seems to do the trick. They are a good choice for the complete beginner to orchid growing in the home. The flowering period is on average six to eight weeks.

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Brassia P12 Tessa 2 takBrassias also know as spider orchids are simply spectacular. They come in various shades of green with variable darker markings on the petals and lip. With dark green leaves and oval pseudo bulbs, the flowers are sweetly scented. Brassias are mostly spring or summer flowering. The Brassia is easy to get in bloom again and does well in the windowsill.

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