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Pleurothallis Orchid


Pleurothallis is the largest genus of American orchids and contains over 1000 species of small to miniature orchids. They range from Florida to southern South America. The name comes from the Greek words “pleuron; rib,” and “thallos; shoot” and refers to their riblike stems.

Pleurothallis Orchid
Pleurothallis Orchid

While the individual cream, yellow, or white flowers of Pleurothallis orchids are hard to appreciate without a magnifying glass, the flower sprays are lovely and long lasting.

Pleurothallis orchids are easy to grow and can be tucked into any collection. Give them intermediate to warm temperatures, filtered light, and keep them evenly moist. Water them less in the winter.

Orchid Types

Anguloa Uniflora OrchidLycaste Orchid
Anota violacea, Rhynchostylis violacea OrchidMaxillaria Houtteana Orchid
Ascocentrum Curvifolium Orchid
Miltonia Orchid
Brassavola Orchid
Odontoglossum Orchid
Bulbophyllum Lobbii Orchid
Oncidium Orchid
Cattleya Orchid
Paphiopedilum Orchid
Chysis Laevis Orchid
Phalaenopsis Orchid
Cycnoches Loddigesii Orchid
Pleurothallis Orchid
Cymbidum Orchid
Renanthera Brookie Chandler Orchid
Dendrobium Orchid
Rhynchostylis Coelestis Orchid
Doritis Orchid
Rodriguezia Secunda Orchid
Epidendrum Orchid
Sophronitella Violacea Orchid
Laelia Orchid
Stanhopea Orchid
Lokhartia Oerstedii Orchid

Vanda Orchid

Learn how to grow orchids: