Growing Best Orchids
There are a number of growing media for orchids. Some of those are fir bark, rocks, perlite, and sphagnum moss. You can use a combination of sphagnum moss, perlite, and fir bark — this is a basic mix for growing orchids. However, you need to keep in mind that the grade of bark typically depends on the orchid type. For example, cattleyas are grown in medium bark, while phalaenopsis orchids are generally grown in a coarse bark. For more information call us now (313-980-7633)
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Blooming orchids are plants that are commonly grown at home for their lovely flowers. They are classified into two major categories: monopodial and sympodial. Monopodial orchids are the type that has a single, upright stem, and an opposite leaf arrangement. Monopodial type includes Phalaenopsis and Vandas. The most common growth behavior, the sympodial type, grows horizontally and with new shoots coming out from the old rhizome. Cattleya, Cymbidium, Oncidium, and Dendrobium belong to the sympodial type.
Another unique characteristic of an orchid is it cannot be grown in the soil, but in high places like the tree. The roots of an orchid are attached to trees or rocks where they get moisture and nutrients. Orchids are found in places within and between the equatorial tropics and the arctic tundra.
Indoor Orchid Care
For indoor orchid care, temperature plays a vital role. The room temperature should be about 15 degrees cooler at night than during the day in order for the orchids to bloom sufficiently.
You also need to consider placing the orchids where there is suitable light— bright, indirect light. Having insufficient light may lead to poor flowering and too much light can cause leaf scorching.
Orchids need sufficient water. When you water the plant, you need to supply enough water and let it dry before you water it again.
How to take care of an orchid?
Before you grow an orchid, make sure you know what type of orchid grows in the kind of environment you have. Each type has its own adaptability; therefore, it is ideal if you do plenty of research to know more about growing orchids. Some tips to consider are as follows: