For the novice orchid grower, it can be difficult to know where to start with plants that have a reputation for being complicated or delicate. With just a little knowledge of an orchid’s growing preferences however, any gardener can care for these entrancing plants. We have picked six common orchid types that are good entry points for the beginning orchardist. When trying to identify your orchid, always look for any tags provided with your plant. If that is not an option, compare the shape of your plant’s flower to the pictures below, to see which is most similar.