An orchid can really turn a room into something beautiful if you know where to put it. A beautifully colored orchid can add a splash of color to the room while not going too crazy. The best part about displaying an orchid is that they don’t take much to keep them alive.
If you are looking to add a splash of a certain color, you are in luck with orchids. Orchids come in any color you could think of besides blue and black. They don’t have the genetic ability to produce black or blue. If you find them at stores, they are died and will need to be continually died or they will fade back to white in no time.
Most types of orchids are great indoors because they thrive in the temperatures that are the most common in your average house. Moth Orchids, the most type of orchid sold, enjoy being between 60 and 80 degrees year round. They will thrive anywhere in that temperature range.
Orchids are also common as indoor plants because they don’t need direct sunlight to live. In fact, they do not do well in direct sunlight. That means that you can put them just about anywhere in the house or office and watch them do well.
One of the most common questions that someone asks after buying an orchid is “how long do orchids last”? The question depends on how long it has been in bloom when you buy it. When you purchase an orchid form the grocery store, it has probably already been in bloom for a month at minimum.
Orchids can stay in bloom for several months if they are cared for correctly. They are known to last throughout the entire winter in many cases.
As we talked about before, orchids enjoy the conditions that more people have in their house. After that, you just have to water the orchid and make sure it does not dry out. You should only have to water your orchid about once a week, depending on what growing material you are using.
If you are using bark or something that does not retain water, then you might need to increase your watering schedule to twice a week. Most orchids are planted in moss that holds plenty of water so that you don’t have to worry about it. You can ever find orchids that are watered with a few ice cubes placed in the pot once a week.