Photography: Heather Mason Orchids are notoriously fussy plants. The key is knowing which type of orchid you have so you can take adequate care of it. This one is a Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchid which is one of the most common types. I've been given orchids in the past, and once the blooms have dropped off I haven't managed to get them to re-flower... This one has a new leaf which I'm thrilled about and my hopes are high for re-flowering!