An orchid, (with apologies to Shakespeare) by any other name may smell as sweet, but not every orchid is ideal for growing indoors. The first names to look for when selecting orchids are "Phal" and "Den". Dendrobium and Phalaenopsis are perhaps the easiest orchid hybrids to grow at home.
At one time, this fragile flower was only available from specialty nurseries and required a greenhouse that mimicked tropical conditions to grow. But these heartier hybrids have made it possible for us to enjoy the exotic blooms at home.
You now can find these plants at virtually any retailer that has a