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5 best-selling orchids and their characteristics

Elegant & popular. These are the two descriptive words of an Orchid. Read here which varieties are the most sold at Verbeek & Bol.
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Orchids are loved for their elegance and variety. They are often used as decorative houseplants, at home, in restaurants or events. The fascinating flower structures and adaptations for pollination make them a captivating group of plants. These flowering plants are one of the best-selling products in the wholesale flowers & plants assortment.

In this article, we take a deeper look into the orchid species, Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Cambria, Cymbidium and Vanda. This is no coincidence. These five are also the best-selling orchids in our wholesale business ­čśë

Orchid plant species

Orchid species

There are thousands of orchid species, varying in size, colour, shape and habitat. You name it. Each type of orchid has its own unique characteristics and requirements for care. Orchids have different symbolic meanings in different cultures. Generally, they are associated with beauty, love and luxury. Nowadays, there are also other reasons to have these plants in your home. They are among the air-purifying plants and are particularly passionate about removing xylene from the air. Read more here: how does a plant purify the air.

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Phalaenopsis (Butterfly orchid)

Height from 20 to 80 centimetres.

Phalaenopsis, also known as the butterfly orchid, is a popular orchid species. As the name suggests, the flat flowers of phalaenopsis resemble butterflies. They come in different colours, including white, pink, yellow, purple and spotted varieties.

Phalaenopsis orchids have a flowering period followed by a dormant period. Once the flowers have wilted, you can cut off the flower stem. Some species of Phalaenopsis may flower again later on the same stem, while others grow a new stem.



Some Dendrobium orchid species and hybrids remain relatively compact, reaching a height of about 20 to 30 centimetres. Some species can grow considerably taller, with heights of 60 centimetres to more than a metre.

Dendrobiums form a diverse group of orchids with more than a thousand different species, so it comes as no surprise that these orchids have a wide variety of flower shapes and colours.

Dendrobium orchid

Orchid species Cambria

From a height of 20-30 cm to 80cm.

Cambria refers to hybrid orchid species. To be more specific, Cambria is not a botanical term, but rather a commercial or grower's designation for orchids created from a mix of different orchid genera, such as Cochlioda, Odontoglossum or Miltonia.

Cambrias are known for their striking and colourful flowers. They are often popular as houseplants because of their relatively easy care. Avoid excessive watering and make sure the plant does not dry out. Just as you would follow aloe vera plant care.

Cambria hybrid species


From 30 cm, can grow up to 1 metre.

The flowers of Cymbidium orchids are large and striking. They come in different colours, such as white, green, yellow, pink and burgundy. Their strong, graceful flower symbolises a valued friendship. This orchid species is available both as a pot plant and as a cut flower.

Cymbidium orchids are popular choices for arrangements and bouquets because of their elegant and long-lasting blooms. When creating a Cymbidium bouquet, florists can combine these orchids with other complementary flowers, such as lisianthus or red naomi. Or maybe they are a perfect match with a tulip bouquet.

Cymbidium orchid

Orchid Vanda

The Vanda orchid is a beautiful orchid genus known for its large colourful flowers. Vandas come in a wide range of colours, including shades of purple, blue, pink and white. The flowers can be uniformly coloured or have intricate patterns. These are the five most popular plants in the orchid wholesale range.

These orchids need high humidity. A humidity level between 60% and 80% is ideal. Normal room humidity is usually between 40% and 60%. This is ideal for most houseplants, such as amaryllis. To best care for the Vanda, regularly place the orchid in a bowl of water. This can help increase humidity.

Vanda orchid

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