Orchids are amazing flowers. I always love to receive them as a gift or to give them to somebody who has just moved to a new apartment ’cause they make such a nice detail in home decor. I have a couple of them, they are all blooming and when our guests admire and ask, my husband often jokes that we are singing to them every day.
The Orchid family is very large, there are more than 25 000 currently accepted species. They make up between 6 and 11% of all seed plants. Orchids can be found in various colors, shapes and sizes.
Lifespan of orchid depends on the species, certain species can survive up to 100 years. The flavor vanilla is extracted from one species of orchid that’s called Vanilla planifolia.
Indoor orchids require little care once all their basic needs are met such as light, temperature, and humidity. My pots are located on south facing window which provides the flowers enough sun and light. The temperature shouldn’t be lower than 16 degrees Celsius (60 F) at night, but also not higher than 30 degrees Celsius (86 F) during the day. There are several types of growing media that can be used with orchid plants, redwood or fir bark, sphagnum peat moss, rocks, cork, charcoal, sand, etc. Water and fertilize your orchids once or twice a week if the flower is producing new growth. Make sure that the roots don’t lay in water, otherwise they will rot.
Take care of your orchids and enjoy in the beautiful flowers they are providing us.