March 30, 2009

Growing Orchids as House Plants

Executive summary By Robert Roy

Some orchid plants have been around for centuries.

Orchid house plants and orchid plants in general will need watering periodically, usually you can water once a week. Here is a watering guide you can use: Cattleya, oncidium and dendrobium orchids like to dry out between watering. An easy way to water is to put the plant in the sink and let water flow through the plant for about 1 minute. Plhalaenopsis orchids like to almost dry out between watering.

Light is the next most important element to growing orchid plants. As a general statement most orchid house plants do well in medium light. Most orchids do well in normal house temperature.

Learn How You Can Grow Orchids At Home

Executive summary By Lee Dobbins

Many people think that growing orchids is something that can only be done in big hothouses however, you can grow orchids at home if you pick the right type and provide it with the right environment.
  • Humidity
  • Water
  • Fertilize with a water-soluable fertilizer made specifically for orchids.
  • Sunlight. Different types of orchids need different amounts of sunlight and if you can’t provide natural sunlight you can try fluorescent grow lights. SoilYou can buy ready mixed orchid potting mixes and this is what you should use for your orchids.
  • Pests. Orchids can be prone to diseases and pests.

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