Caring For Orchids is not difficult! Learn about the care for orchids and different types that are easy to grow.
If you can grow house plants you can grow orchid plants!
something so beautiful and delicate looking as an orchid has to be
Modern orchid plants like Phalaenopsis, Lady Slipper Orchids or Cymbidium varieties are very easy to grow and very low in their maintenance. These new easy to grow varieties
makes cultivating orchids a snap! Anybody who can grow indoor plants can grow orchids!
How To Grow Orchids
In the last few years orchids have become very popular and widely
available for very reasonable prices. You can buy orchids in garden centers,
supermarkets DIY stores...
If you want to learn how to grow orchids
you have to know a little bit about their natural environment. Most
orchids live in tropical rain forests with
fairly high temperatures and high humidity levels.
Learn Caring For Orchids Here!
Orchid Care Tips - The Different Types Of Orchids
There are two different orchid types: terrestrial or ground orchids and epiphytic orchids.
Epiphytic orchids grow on top of other plants or even on rocks. Their
roots are not in the soil. Their so called air roots anchor them to the
tree or rock.
This is important to know because you have to mimic these conditions to
grow orchids successfully. This means that you can't plant them into
ordinary potting compost. They need a coarse orchid potting mix that
allows plenty of air to get at the root and that holds its structure
well. It also means that they need small amounts of water and nutrients.
Examples for epiphytic orchids are Oncidium and Phalaenopsis orchids.
Ground orchids also prefer a light, humus rich soil that is low in
nutrients. Most common ground orchids are Paphiodelium and some
varieties of Cymbidium