It is easy enough to tell if a plant is fake. They don’t have flowers. If they do have flowers, they may be small and dainty, or even a few shades darker than the foliage surrounding them. On the other hand, if the orchid only has leaves, it is still considered a true orchid and can be planted in your garden.
Now that you know what orchids are, let’s see what they grow like. Most orchids will grow as trees, but not all, so look at the orchid grower closely. They will have roots down toward the base of the pot, while some will grow with their roots out in the dirt. You should be able to see the roots in the pot, but also be able to determine if the orchid grower is growing up and away from its container.
Another thing you need to know about growing orchids is that they have a bulb at the top of their root system, but most orchids have other types of roots down below. When you are taking a look at the plant inside the pot, take a close look at the orchid bulb. That is the source of the roots. The plant will have roots down below the orchid bulb and it will be a cylinder shape with the roots in the middle. This is what most orchids will be growing up in when you are taking a close look at them.
Now here are some important things about orchids that you may not have known. Orchids require water, just like any other plant. The type of water that orchid needs is going to depend on what species of orchid you are growing. It is better to make sure the pot is well drained when you are buying your orchid. The reason is that some orchids can be prone to dryness if they are grown in water that is too shallow.
The orchid will actually starve to death if you flood it with water that is too high, but if you keep it well watered and you watch how the orchids grow then you should have no problem. Just remember that all orchids need some fertilizer from time to time. Your orchid grower should be able to supply you with the fertilizer that you need. Most orchids will require a light, weekly fertilizer.
When you buy your orchid from a reputable nursery or dealer, it is best to choose plants that have had the chance to grow under different growing conditions. A good orchid grower will show you examples of their orchids that have been grown under different kinds of growing conditions. This will allow you to see what conditions work well for the plant. This is one of the reasons that hiring an experienced orchid grower makes sense.
When you buy your orchid from a nursery you have no idea what it will be growing under until it starts growing. Buying an orchid that has already been grown is a great way to avoid this problem. You can see photos on the orchid grower’s website of the orchids they have shipped to you. The orchid grower should be willing to answer any questions you have about their orchids.
If you are not sure if a particular orchid is a real plant, there are other tests you can take to determine this. A pet store may sell you a specimen tree that is not really an orchid. Sometimes you can buy what looks like a plant at a garden center and it is really a fungus or mold that is growing indoors. This is very easy to tell because the orchid foliage looks healthy. If you are still not sure is a real plant or a fake then keep looking. There is no reason why you should not be able to find the right answer to the question, “Is an Orchid a Real Plant?”