Top 10 Orchids for the Home

Every orchid grower is partial to certain types of plants, not an easy decision since the orchid family is the largest flowering plant family on the planet. Each orchid bloom is beautiful and unique in its own special way. Growing orchids in our homes has become widely popular, and although perceived as exotic, most are inexpensive and easy to care for by following a few simple rules. Learn these rules and Carol’s choices of a top 10.


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Carol Gravens

Carol Gravens retired from a professional career as a microbiologist and is an Advanced Level St. Louis Master Gardener. She became a Master Naturalist in 2007 and has an AAS in Horticulture from STLCC, Meramec.
Carol gives talks and teaches classes on orchids to various groups in the community and at Missouri Botanical Garden as part of the Master Gardener Speakers’ Bureau. She volunteers one day a week in the orchid greenhouses at the Garden and grows orchids in her home in Glendale, Missouri. She also is a Kemper Center Plant Doctor volunteer.
She loves everything about horticulture and has a passion for orchids.