Read about orchid basics. You can also get
information on how to grow orchids and also about the caring of orchid
For any garden-lover or nature lover orchid is not a
new name. In fact it is the most desired flower plant for any gardener.
But though they are the most beautiful and sophisticated variety among
the flowers but growing orchids needs plenty of attention and
the most accurate atmospheric conditions. There are different types of
orchid flower and each of them has a different basic feature of caring
orchid trees. If the requirements of each of the orchid are
correctly observed then it can really embellish your garden.
Different types of orchids
If garden is your most boasted asset then you must try these types of
orchid flower varieties.
Some orchid basics
Humidity: Orchid trees needs about 60% of humidity. The best way
to grow orchid is in a greenhouse. Otherwise you can grow it in a
humidity tray, which you can from the store in your locality. You can
also make a humidity tray yourself. Fill saucers or tray with rock and
water. Then keep the orchid on it.
Light and Air: If you are growing orchids inside then it doesn't
need sunlight much. Ventilation is very important for indoor orchids.
For that you can either open the windows of the room or switch on the
fan. This helps the orchids to remain pest and bacteria-free.
Watering: Lift up the orchid hanging roots and see to it if it
needs water. For watering filtered water is the best option. Orchids
prefer weak fertilizer solution. After one fertilizer application you
must have 3-4 watering intervals and then after that there will be
second fertilizer application. If this routine of watering and
fertilization is not maintained then the fertilizer will remain
unabsorbed and it will affect the health of the orchids.
Temperature: This is the most important feature for healthy
orchid growth. Some orchids are adjusted to the warm temperature
compared to others who are friendlier to the cool temperature. If it
gets hotter then cool them by watering.
Potting: Change the pot of orchid flowers after every 1-2 year.
The best way to judge the time of pot changing is when the plant becomes
Pests: Before applying pesticide you have to first decide
whether you want to use the natural or artificial one. It you want to
opt for the artificial one then first identify the pest and choose
pesticide accordingly. The natural remedy against pests is to
- Repot the orchid plant.
- Make a blend of dish wash soap with water. The quantity of water
should be more.
- Mix small amount of bleach with water. The quantity of water
should be much more.
- The other important remedy is indoor orchids should be kept only
inside the house.