Venture out a bit and ask around about greenhouses that actually still work with tropicals. The mail order trade, box stores, and now supermarkets have largely made it a thing of the past to go to a greenhouse operation for what you're looking for. Orchid growers will carry some of those things, but not much.
I know it's WAY out of your neck of the woods, but Dan Schantz is 90 minutes for me too. But it's one of those places where you can really spend a couple of hours or more in.
A friend took me there a few years ago, and I was just amazed at some of the things they had. Pitcher plants small and large, tiny ferns of enough varieties to make my head spin, Not just your typical Aralia, but 4 different varieties, loose air plants for $3. I could go on, but you get the picture. My son will be playing baseball really close by there during the summer, so I can already see my wallet shrinking.
It's been a bunch of years now, but the when the Orchid show used to be in the Bronx Botanical gardens, it wasn't 100% orchids. I'm not sure where that show is now.
Just some thoughts, but if you talk to enough orchid people you'll find alternatives and little gems you missed in the nooks and crannies of the city.