Tall Cylinder Vase Orchids

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Tall Cylinder Vase Orchids
More than a handful of orchids are well-suited to growth in tall vases. (orchid image by aga from Fotolia.com)

Those entering the world of growing orchids will find myriad varieties to choose from. Some orchids sprout at around 6 inches tall, perfect for filling pots on a windowsill, while others tower at over 10 feet tall in their natural jungle habitats. Green fingers seeking a sensible middle ground for growth in tall cylinder vases will find a handful of orchid options.

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As a tall, affordable, long-lasting and low-maintenance type of orchid, the Epidendrum orchid fits the bill for growth in tall cylindrical vases and pots. These orchids grow both indoors and outdoors, thriving in conditions with bright light and moderate water. The Epidendrum orchid tolerates temperatures of up to 32.2 degrees Celsius and can even survive through near-freezing conditions. The leafy stems of this tall type of orchid can reach up to 30 inches in height and produce up to 40 brightly coloured, 1-inch flowers on long terminal spikes. The flowers sprout in yellow, pink, orange, purple and other colours.

Anguloa Uniflora

The Anguloa uniflora orchid features a large size and slim profile ideal for growth in tall cylinder vases. This type of orchid grows in warm climates and sports a dark green stem that carries two to three deciduous leaves, each 6 to 10 ten inches long, and two elliptical bulbs. The stem itself often reaches heights of around 2 feet. The tulip-shaped, thick and waxy blossom of the Anguloa uniflora emits a fragrant scent and is known as a long lasting orchid blossom, making the orchid a good fit for gift vases.

Oerstedella Pseudowallisii

A genus similar to the Epinendrum, Oerstedella pseudowallisii orchids feature thin leaves and thick roots. In humid, temperate conditions with good air flow, this type of orchid reaches heights up to 24 inches---a good height for a tall cylinder vase. Moreover, this type of orchid flowers year-round in warm climates and sports pale flowers that last for two to three months.


Cymbidiums are perhaps one of the most popular varieties of orchids. As a tall orchid variety, cymbidium orchids are well-suited for growing in a tall cylindrical pot or vase. Cymbidium orchids thrive under conditions with direct, intense light, plentiful air movement and moderate temperatures of no more than 26.7 degrees Celsius. With a lot of watering, fertilisation and moist soil the cymbidium orchid can sprout 20 or more long-lasting blossoms to a single spike. While most common cymbidiums grow in pots or vases of about 5 to 6 inches tall, Golden Elf and Solar Flare hybrids grow taller and withstand warmer temperatures.

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