Growing Orchids Indoors activity is an amazing de-stress program for everyone.
Orchids are elegant, charming and unique. Orchid plants are everlasting perennial flowers plant.
I have been growing potted orchid plants since the year 2003. The first pot was a birthday gift from my mum-in-law; she bought it from an orchid sales.
There are many types of orchids in the market. I love all orchid types. I have been keeping many different colours of organic Phalaenopsis orchids all these years.
Most of the orchids need special types of soil which contains of bark-wood chips. You can easily get a bag of orchid soil mix from your local gardening supplier when you need to do re-potting; one bag will last for a long time.
Most of the orchids are sensitive; they dislike moving house; most of them love indirect sunlight and indoor lights.
Phalaenopsis orchid is easy to manage. You will see them often in your local florist shops and garden centers.
If you purchase orchids online or off-line from the garden nursery, you will see most of the plants are growing in a 10 cm tall transparent plastic pot with wooden sticks stake along the orchid veins.
How to Love your Orchids
After purchase, you may let the orchid pot stands for one to two days; so that; the plant will be familiar with her new home before you start your watering program.
If the roots are too wet; you have to leave it for a few days more; give her a cool spot; at least 2.5 feet away from the window light.
When the summer is over, usually the indoor house plants will get your full attention; and the exclusive indoor organic growing program would start right away.
Growing Orchids Indoors Watering plus Leaves Wiping Tips
Growing Orchids Indoors Before, During, and After
Care for phalaenopsis orchids is simple. The most challenging should be the one new flower bud after another continuous blooming.
If you see one leaf is covered by another, turn the pot, to guide the upper leaf change its position. So that the lower leaf would get enough light. It takes time, but it works.
You can also train the new shoots to the correct direction; to avoid the leaves being grown to only one side.
Re-potting orchids is necessary only when the orchids stop growing; or their roots are grown far out from the bottom of their pots. When is the best time for re-porting should depend on the situations.
Growing Orchids Indoors Natural Gardening Tips
After October 2009, the purple orchids plant shown her eleven beautiful purple flower buds again and she had her full bloom in February 2010.
We discovered that, if you change her standing place in the dark at night, she will not notice.
On 15th April 2010, she started blooming again with her seven brand new orchid flower buds. On 22nd May 2010, the plant was still in her full bloom. Amazing right?
Lately, the temperature went up very high, although it is in spring. The air humidity in our house has gone down to less than 50%.
If it happens to yours; it is time to look closely to all your indoor plants; because they need more moist.
Once the the air humidity drop down to less than 55%, you may water your orchids once in 2 days time. If the condition worsen, daily watering is necessary.
Growing orchids indoors non-stop flowering project can increase your personal patient level.