Orchids are so beautiful and exotic. But did you also know one of the easiest house plants to grow? In this post, I am going to tell you how to care for an orchid. Orchids bloom for several weeks. Most orchids are tropical plants. To grow them in your non-tropical home, you need four things and some of the garden tools. They are partial light, consistent moisture, warm temperature and occasional fertilizer.
Most orchids go under a canopy of tree in a tropical rainforest. In your home, they’ll do best in a north-facing or east-facing window. The light from the south and west window may be too strong and burn the leaves. To lower the light level, you can simply put on curtains.
What do orchids need once a week? A well-hydrated orchid will have firm white roots and thick fleshy leaves. When you water, be sure to water around the base of the plant. And don’t overwater.
As I said before orchids are tropical plants. They don’t need like cold temperatures. Fortunately inside a home, they want the same temperature as we do between 67℉ and 80℉ which is perfect.
Orchids need to feed. Most plants get all nutrients from the soil. You can use water-soluble mix. Just mix it up, shake it up and then spray onto your plants. You’ll only do this occasionally about once a month. You don’t want to overfeed.
Now let’s talk about flowering. Orchids bloom several weeks. That’s what makes them such house plants. When the flowers start to fade, just pinch it off. When the stem starts to fade, you can simply cut it back. But don’t throw the orchid away. You continue to water and feed it and it will send up new buds. It might take several months watch your orchid bloom again.
As one of the most popular garden decorations, orchids add simple but elegant styles to any décor, whether they are used as a centerpiece, on a metal or grouped together. Caring for orchids is easy. With the right light, moisture, temperature and fertilizer, you will have your orchids bloom year after year.