Planting Orchids at Home

People around the world are certainly familiar with the word ‘orchid’. Yes, it is one type of flowers which has various types of color and shapes. Orchids are usually planted in the garden in people’s houses, simply because it grows quickly. Furthermore, we can find that there are many kinds of orchids sprouting naturally or as hybrids.

People choose to plant it in their garden because orchids aren’t difficult to plant and only need water, sunlight, good fertilizer and of course air to make it able to sprout. Some types of orchid demand extra condition, for instance the necessity of living in cold temperature, although some of them can strive to live in 75 till 85 degrees of Fahrenheit. Phalaenopsis is one kind of orchids that can grow easily and able to live in the house garden and the yard of offices.

Every orchid has different time to bloom, for example if you’re growing ground orchids, growing orchids for dummies, and growing moth orchids, all of them have different time to grow. Phalaenopsis needs at least two until three months but Cattleyas only needs one month after the bud opens. Some types of orchids only bloom once in a year, but the others can bloom several times in a year or continuously. It is commonly known that orchids have fragrance which is one of the reasons of why people love orchids. There are so many variations of orchid’s fragrance, such as fruity and flowery. Moreover, there are some orchids’ fragrances that are similar to lilac, citrus, chocolate, raspberry, or coconut.

For you who want to plant orchids, it’s considerably better to plant it in the bark rather than pot. It is one of the orchids’ growing instructions. Actually, using the potting soil is not wisely good because orchids need much air and it decreases the air and the water which come to the roots. Orchids need to be watered at least twice a week. In the summer time, the demand of water for growing orchids increases. Therefore, a good drainage can be a place for orchids to grow. In New Zealand, orchids also live in the sphagnum.