Orchids are often thought of as an exotic plant that many gardeners are intimidated by. However, most orchids are easy to care for, and can quickly become an addictive hobby. The orchid family is one of the largest flowering plant families on Earth, with an absurd number of varieties encompassing its name. Technology is allowing specialty growers to create hybrid orchids, creating an almost endless possibility of flowers, colors, leaves and fragrance.
Thankfully, most orchids are easy to take care of. Phalaenopsis is one of the most common species, and are often available in a wide array of sizes, blooms and colors. This particular orchid is known for its long-lasting blooms and ease of care.
Different types of orchids will require different types of care, but some can be treated similarly. Many will flower at different times of the year, and some blooms will last longer than others. To best take care of any specific orchid, it is best to ask our experts.
It is important to use an orchid specific mix when potting up orchids for best results. This allows good drainage and avoids over-watering, which can cause problems. Typically, orchids are fertilized with an orchid-labeled liquid feed for them to look their best.
Below is a short list of popular plants in this field:
*Selection may vary by location / time of year – list does not directly reflect current inventory*
- Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Vanda, Oncidium, Cattleya, Epidendrum, Paphiopedilum
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