How easy is it to keep orchids? This is a question I get asked often by novice plant lovers. I can give the usual answer, “It depends.” But I want to make it a more detailed answer. I’ll also explain what “easy” means in this regard.
The first thing you need to know is that all plants grow better when they are given the proper amount of water, nutrients and space. Orchids are no exception. Orchids grow best in well drained soil that doesn’t have a lot of organic matter in it. That orchids are “hardy” is a result of their ability to thrive even in drier conditions than many other plants can tolerate. In fact, some types of orchids can be grown in a house with just a sprinkler head and a tiny bit of sunlight.
The second thing you need to know is that how are orchids easy to grow? There are orchids that do very well in potting media such as bark, coconut coir or fiberglass. These kinds of plants can be very forgiving when you mistreat them, watering them excessively or even putting them in direct sun or in the water. But once you’ve tried these methods and they don’t work, you’re ready for the next step-off the pot.
Some orchids do better in soil, others in rocks. Most orchids don’t do well in organic garden compost either. So you need to learn their needs and find the right combination for your garden soil and location. Once you’ve figured out what the best growing conditions are for your plant type, you’ll have a better idea of what you need to do to maintain your plant orchid.
Orchids grow best when the roots get lots of water and the light they get is intense. They need about six hours of light per day. Because orchids are exotic plants, they do well in the southern part of the world when the summer temperatures are high and the humidity level is low. However, they are quite delicate plants and will do best in an area where the temperature stays around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. So where can you put your orchids if you are thinking about growing them indoors?
Indoors is probably not an option. They love it, but they are not going to do well in a humid basement or even on a deck. If you want to try growing orchids, you need to keep your indoor plant from becoming too stressed by too much light or moisture.
Some of the most common orchids that are considered easy to grow are those that come from seed. Many people start orchid plants from seeds so that they are able to start growing orchid plants without much trouble or experience. However, some people are just not comfortable with the idea of growing orchids from seed. It is a very personal choice whether or not seed orchids are the right choice for you.
As stated before, orchids can be grown from cuttings or seed. You may also be able to grow orchids from spores. If you are looking for an indoor plant, you may want to look at orchids that can be grown from cuttings. This can be especially convenient if you are not going to move the plant from one location to another very often. These types of orchids are usually extremely easy to grow, but it does take some work and effort on your part to ensure that the plant grows to the desired height and gets plenty of sunlight and moisture.
When you are growing orchid plants, you will need to ensure that your potting medium is well-drained and has plenty of drainage holes around the base so that excess water and waste products do not collect in the pot. It is best to avoid planting plants directly into any type of potting soil, as the roots of the plant will try to jump out and start growing at that point. This is bad news if you want to ensure that your plant has healthy roots and does not rot or break apart. If you are growing orchids from cuttings, it is much easier to deal with as the roots are already attached to the inside of the pot.
Another important question to ask yourself when trying to figure out “how are orchids easy to grow?” is how fast do you want your plant to grow? Some orchids may take years to develop even after you have them in your garden. If you are growing a fast growing plant, like the African violet, then it may be best to choose a more forgiving variety of orchid.
Finally, there are several types of orchids that can be grown successfully in pots. You can have a potted plant, a container stand, or a raised bed with just about anything that will allow you to keep your plant from getting overgrown. Most people prefer the container style because the roots do not have to go through the process of being planted directly into the earth.