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26 Different Types of Orchids You Need to Know When Growing Orchids

Quicklist: Orchid Types Angraecum Orchid Boat Orchid Brassavola Orchid Catasetum Orchid Cattleya Orchid Cycnoches Orchid Cymbidium Orchid Dendrobium Orchid Encyclia Orchid Epidendrum Orchid Lady Slipper Orchid Ludisia Orchid Lycaste Orchid Masdevallia Orchid Maxillaria Orchid Miltonia Orchid Odontoglossum Orchid Oncidium Orchid Paphiopedilum Orchid Phaius Orchid Phalaenopsis Orchid Phragmipedium Orchid Psychopsis Orchid Vanda Orchid Vanilla Orchid Zygopetalum …

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30 Types of Pink and Fuchsia Flowers (2023 List A-Z Photos)

Fuchsia flowers have more than 100 species, and numerous varieties, and can survive for years and years. These ornamental flowers can be found everywhere – but they mostly prefer rich, moist (but well-drained) soil, and grow perfectly well in direct sun, or partial shade. A fuchsia plant will do well in a hardiness zone of …

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How to Care for a Flowering Quince Plant

Chaenomeles Speciosa If you’re a novice gardener, the thought of growing a fruit shrub or tree can be.. intimidating, to say the least. A lot of them have some pretty specific growing requirements that not all properties possess. But when it comes to chaenomeles speciosa, this flowering plant can grow in the most unexpected places. …

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How to Care for a Queen’s Cup Plant

Clintonia Uniflora Not every garden is south facing. Some gardens are completely covered by huge and leafy trees and don’t receive much sunlight, and sometimes it can be hard to find flowering plants that can tolerate little to no sun. Luckily for us, there’s a gorgeous flower called clintonia uniflora that can be that shade-tolerant …

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How to Care for a Queen of the Meadow Plant!

Filipendula Ulmaria It can be somewhat tricky to find a flowering plant that can tolerate wetter areas. If you happen to live in a climate that receives a ton of rain, look no further than filipendula ulmaria. It is completely tolerant to wet meadows and other moist habitats. This plant has several common names, including …

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How to Care for a Polyanthus Plant

Genus Polyanthus Gardeners sometimes get confused about the polyanthus plant. These flowering plants have a very similar in appearance to a primrose, and though they are not the same plant, they are part of the same botanical family: primula! Polyanthus plants are a type of primula with very similar flowers, but primrose plants have much …

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How to Care for a Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa)

Genus Scabiosa Not every plant in your garden is going to be a show stopper – like sunflowers, zinnias, or a peonies – it’s necessary to compliment those bigger, more showy flowering plants with some smaller, easy maintenance plants. Though smaller, scabiosa plants are that perfect complimentary plant that are just as striking when you …

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How to Care for a Photinia Plant

Genus Photinia If you’re the type of gardener who is more focused on finding flowering plants with attractive evergreen foliage over showy flowers, boy have we got the specimen for you! Allow me to introduce you to the photinia genus. This genus is comprised of about 40-60 different species ranging from large shrubs to small …

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How to Care for a Penstemon Plant

Genus Penstemon If you’re a lover of foxgloves and snapdragons, we’re about to introduce you a species of plant that is going to blow your socks off! Another member of the figwort family (scrophulariaceae) is the beloved penstemon plant. They are so beloved there is even an American Penstemon Society! The penstemon genus is home …

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How to Care for a Pelargonium Plant

Genus Pelargonium Let us start out this introduction by first saying that there is a lot of confusion between the pelargonium plant and the geranium plant. Both flowering plant species are part of the geraniaceae botanical family, but are not the same plant! The confusion comes from the fact that members of the pelargonium plant …

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How to Care for a Passion Flower Vine

Genus Passiflora Alright get ready. You’re about to learn about one of the best possible garden plants on the planet. They produce gorgeous and strange flowers, have an awesome climbing habit, and are far more cold hardy than you may expect considering their tropical appearance. Let me introduce you to the genus passiflora (passifloraceae). This …

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How to Care for an Oxalis Plant

Genus Oxalis There is a collection of flowering plants that people often mistake for being weeds. Plants that grow profusely and without hinderance are often mistaken as being weeds that should be gotten rid of, but that is a horrible misjudgement! Some plants in this collection of faux-weeds are dandelions, daisies, and oxalis plants! Not …

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How to Care for an Ornithogalum Plant

Genus Ornithogalum Not all members of the asparagaceae botanical family look like asparagus. In fact, ornithogalum is a gorgeous flowering plant that is cousins with hyacinth flowers! The genus ornithogalum contains nearly 300 different species! You may have heard of ornithogalum before, but under the common names of star of Bethlehem, star flower, sun star, …

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How to Care for an Oriental Lily Plant

Oriental Lilies I’m sure that you don’t need any type of convincing when it comes to planting a lily on your property. They’re gorgeous, they grow from resilient underground bulbs, and they often have a remarkably lovely fragrance that wafts through your entire garden or balcony. However, not everybody knows that there are different types …

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How to Care for a Nolana Plant

Genus Nolana The more I learn about the nolana plant, the more incredible I realize that it is! These plants can grow in desolate places where others simply will not, they look like a morning glory but act like a succulent (with similar vegetative morphology), and they’re related to all of our favorite nightshade plant …

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How to Care for a New Zealand Tea Tree (So that They Actually Grow and Look Great)

Leptospermum Scoparium There are types of plants out there that will baffle you. Not only with their beauty, but all sorts of different uses other than their ornamental value. One plant such as this, is l scoparium. This is a shrubby tree that is part of the myrtle botanical family (myrtaceae), making it cousins with …

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How to Care for a Neoregelia Plant!

Genus Neoregelia Flowers are very pretty, indeed. But not all flowering plants are most valued for their flowers, and are instead valued for their attractive foliage. This is absolutely the case when it comes to the neoregelia plant. Neoregelia is a genus of plants that is part of the bromeliad botanical family (bromeliaceae). They are …

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How to Care for a Nemesia Plant (Beautiful Flowering Plant)

Genus Nemesia Watch out folks, we’re comin’ in hot with the nemesia plant! This isn’t the most popular of plants (I only know about it because I have a cousin named nemesia), but turns out that it is a lovely little flowering plant that is part of the scrophulariaceae botanical family. Once you learn a …

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How to Care for a Daffodil Plant (Properly)

Genus Narcissus I challenge you to find a person on this planet who doesn’t recognize a daffodil flower. These bulbous perennial plants are very well known amongst gardeners and even people who couldn’t care less for plants! They may seem simple, but they are a very welcomed splash of color in the early spring after …

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How to Care for a Moss Rose Plant for Best Results?

Portulaca Grandiflora Not all of us are graced with properties that have perfect soil. It can be a long term project to try and amend that soil, and it can be very discouraging to try gardening in seemingly inhabitable conditions. But, luckily, there are many plants out there that are completely adapted to those hostile …

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How to Care for a Moonflower Vine for Beautiful Blooms

Ipomoea Alba Oh my gosh. The more I learn about the moonflower vine plant, the more I believe that it could very possibly be one of the most romantic flowering plants out there. Though they won’t be the star in your floral bouquet, they will turn a garden into a magical scene. Ipomoea alba is …

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How to Care for a Mimosa Pudica Plant for Optimal Results

Mimosa Pudica Okay, this is a very exciting plant. Plants by nature are very stationary by nature, as they are literally planted in the earth. So when a plant comes along that has a little bit of movement, people get really excited about it. Mimosa pudica goes by a a few other common names that …

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How to Care for a Matthiola Plant (Properly)

Genus Matthiola Welcome to the matthiola genus, where plants are lovely and growing conditions are somewhat simple. The matthiola genus is part of the brassica botanical family (brassicaeae) which makes them cousins with mustard, cabbage, and cauliflower! That being said, matthiola plants are better known for being nice to look at than to eat. This …

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How to Care for a Mandevilla Plant (for Optimal Growth and Bloom)

Genus Mandevilla Everybody needs a little bit of the tropics in their life. I think so many of us feel the need to go on vacation every year because experiencing the lush flora and fauna of the tropics rejuvenates us. Those of us living outside of the tropics (like me, a Canadian, who is very …

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How to Care for a Lunaria Plant (Get all the Details Here)

Lunaria Annua I’m going to be honest: I have written about many dozens of different plants now for this awesome project on Amazing Flowering Plants from all over the world, and I haven’t been as excited about a plant until I came across the lunaria plant. The lunaria plant is one of those beautiful plants …

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How to Care for a Linaria Plant (Everything You Need to Know)

Genus Linaria Welcome to the genus linaria! This is a truly lovely family of flowering plants that are part of the plantaginaceae botanical family! For those of you not versed in latin (neither am I) that is the plantain family! There are some linked species out there that you can never understand why they are …

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How to Care for a Love-in-a-Mist Plant

Nigella Damascena Something cool that I’ve learned throughout writing all of the articles involved in the massive listicle of Amazing Flowering Plants from all over the world, is that just like there are fashion trends (like bell bottom) and food trends (like sun-dried tomatoes), there are also plant trends! There are some plant trends that …

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What is a Lily of the Valley Plant and How to Care for It?

Convallaria Majalis Once upon a time, there was a flower so dainty, feminine, and sweet smelling, that perfumists from all over the world took inspiration from this flowering plant. This flower is called lily of the valley, and it adorns gardens and wrists all over the world with sublime fragrance. Convallaria majalis, may bells, our …

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What is a Lewisia Plant and How to Care for It?

Genus Lewisia If I may channel my inner David Attenborough: I am constantly shocked at the resilience of plants and their ability to grow in some of the most hostile environments and conditions. Hiking to above the tree line in certain regions of the American west only to find beautiful flowering plants, aways shocks the …

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What is a Lemon Verbena Plant and How to Care for It?

Aloysia Citrodora Aloysia citrodora, also scientifically known as aloysia triphylla or lippia citriodora, or commonly known as lemon beebrush or lemon verbena, is a very handy herbaceous perennial plant that you should certainly consider adding to your herb garden. Citrodora is a latin term that means “lemon scented” and that is really why everyone cares …

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What is a Lavatera Plant and How to Care for It?

Genus Lavatera Welcome to the mallow plant family! This is a quaint little family of flowering plants that grow in lovely little shrubby habits and bear stunning hibiscus like blooms. Why do we like them? Well they’re beautiful, and wonderfully easy to care for. The mallow family (lavatera) only contains 25 plant species that will …

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What is a Kniphofia Plant and How to Care for It?

Genus Kniphofia If you’ve been in search of a flowering plant with wildly strange and exotic looking flowers, look no further than a plant species that is part of the genus kniphofia. Kniphofia is a group of flowering plants that are part of the asphodelaceae botanical family, which is also home to aloe and eremurus …

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What is a Knautia Plant and How to Care for It?

Genus Knautia Gardening can be a somewhat intimidating thing to get involved in! Each plant is so different and requires so many varying things from you, and getting it wrong can be really discouraging. If you’re just getting started on greening up your green thumb, may I put forth a suggestion: the knautia plant. Knautia …

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What is a Kangaroo Paw Plant and How to Care for It?

Genus Anigozanthos If you’re thinking “anigozanthos is a rather strange word” you are not the only one! This is a rather uncommonly known genus of flowering plants that contains on 11 species and subspecies! These are native plants to Australia, and were even awarded as the floral emblem on the postage stamp! If you’re thinking …

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What is a Kaffir Lily Plant and How to Care for It?

Clivia Miniata Living in Canada can be hard. Montreal, more specifically, is covered in more than a few inches of snow for about half of the year and all signs of life are completely obliterated by winter. So, in these times of minimal amounts of daylight and cold so severe it hurts your nostrils to …

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What is a Wild Pansy Plant and How to Care for It?

Viola Tricolor There are certain species of flowers out there that are so highly common and celebrated that the image of them just pops into your mind when someone even mentions the word “flower”. Among these are roses, daisies, carnations, and of course, the pansy flower. Today we’re going to talk specifically about viola tricolor, …

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What is an Ixora Plant and How to Care for It?

Genus Ixora Sometimes it’s difficult writing these articles as a person who lives in Canada — there are so so SO many gorgeous tropical plants that I have never seen and would never be able to grow in my own garden. I envy those who live in the tropical regions that could host a flowering …

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What is a Corn Lily Plant and How to Care for It?

Genus Ixia If you’ve been in search of an ornamental plant that will blow the socks right off of its onlookers, you needn’t look further than an ixia plant. These plants are quite rare and chances are you’ll be the only one in a several block radius that has one in their garden. Ixia plants …

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What is a Firecracker Plant and How to Care for It?

Ipomoea Lobata Scientifically known as either ipomoea lobata or quamoclit lobata, and commonly known as either fire vine, Spanish flag vine, exotic love vine, mina lobata, mini lobata, or firecracker vine, this is a species of flowering plant that is a member of the convolvulaceae botanical family, otherwise known as the morning glory family! Plants …

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What is an Iceland Poppy and How to Care for It?

Papaver Nudicaule Man oh man. There is nothing I find more beautiful than a poppy flower, and it is always so nice to discover an entire new species that I had never heard of before! Papaver nudicaule is known as the Iceland poppy, arctic poppy, or the Icelandic poppy to non horticulturists. Naudicaule is a …

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What is a Helichrysum Plant and How to Care for It??

Genus Helichrysum Don’t be intimidated by its scientific name, the helichrysum plant is a wonderfully simple looking plant that is as equally simple to care for. You’ve most certainly come across one before and probably didn’t have a clue of it’s amazing properties. Helichrysum is a member of the aster botanical family (asteraceae), making it …

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What is a Hebe Plant and How to Care for It?

Genus Hebe Get ready for a plant that will give you the hebe jeebies! Just kidding, it won’t. I just had to make that joke since I had the opportunity. Fear not! The genus hebes is the friendliest and largest genus of plants that are native to New Zealand and they are strangely enough part …

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What is a Guzmania Plant and How to Care for It?

Genus Guzmania The genus guzmania only contains about 120 different species, but man oh man, are they ever nice plants to look at. Better known as the tufted air plant, these guys are members of the bromeliad botanical family (bromeliaceae). This is not your regular flowering plant. This tropical looking phenomenon is actually an epiphytic …

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What is a Grape Hyacinth Plant and How to Care for It?

Genus Muscari Have you ever wanted a plant that looks like a bundle of grapes on a stick? No? Me neither. But strangely enough, nature has this very thing to offer, and it is a plant so cute that once you see it, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it. The genus muscari is …

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What is a Goldenrod Plant and How to Care for It?

Genus Solidago The genus solidago, or the family of goldenrods, is a family that contains anywhere from 100 to 120 different flowering plants. They are part of the daisy botanical family (asteraceae) and carry many of the same physical traits. The vast majority of the goldenrod species are herbaceous perennial plants. They will grow with …

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What is a Gardenia Plant and How to Care for It?

Gardenia Jasminoides Gardenia jasminoides, or more commonly known as gardenia or cape jasmine, is an overwhelmingly beautiful flowering plant that is a proud member of the coffee (rubiaceae) botanical family (don’t you want to be a member of the coffee family too?!) First thing’s first, if this is your first time encountering information about gardenias, …

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What is a Frangipani Flower and How to Care for It?

Genus Plumeria Plumeria is a genus of flowering plants that are a proud member of the apocynaceae botanical family, which is more commonly known as the dogbane family. Though botanists may call them plumeria, non-experts like to called them frangipani flowers! The genus consists of numerous different small, flowering trees and shrubs, though the main …

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