Gardening Guide Orchids River2u.com
Overview
Orchids are a large family of plants grown for their beautiful tropical flowers, which come in many colors and sizes. The plants themselves range from miniature to giant 20 foot varieties. Orchids often bloom for a long time. Phalaenopsis types usually last up to 4 months. Previously very expensive, new growing methods have resulted in very reasonable prices. They make wonderful gifts, as they add drama to any room.

The following should be considered when buying orchids:
  • Look for healthy looking leaves and unopened buds (to maximize bloom time.)
  • Know the light requirement for the type of orchid you wish to grow.
  • Most orchids are not grown in soil, but tree bark, pebbles or crumbled charcoal. Containers often have air holes.
  • Water most orchids by drenching them and allowing the water to thoroughly drain.
  • Do not place orchids too close to heating or air conditioning vents, but do put them in a place where air can circulate around them. Make sure to protect orchids if transporting them in cold weather.



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