Phalenopsis - Orchids from this family have large leaves and are adapted to grow in low light. They’re generally most happy at about 65 to 70 degrees, making them ideal for most Montanan’s homes. In the summertime, when the sun is high and rarely shining directly into windows, the plants grow, then they bloom in the winter as the direct sunlight triggers them to flower.
Oncidium - are also sometimes called bumblebees or dancing ladies. They have flowers the size of a quarter to three inches around, and many varieties are yellow or purplish red. Certain varieties smell like chocolate. They also match the temperature of many Montana homes, preferring between 65 and 75 degrees.