How To Grow Gorgeous Orchids Indoors

Learn the secret to growing stunning Orchids in pots and indoors. Our post has all the best tips and tricks that you won’t want to miss. Check out the video too.

It is possible to experience the beautiful blooms that Orchids bring all year long right in your home!

A beautiful Orchid plant can brighten up any room and add a splash of color to any corner. We’ve put together an easy guide to help you start growing Orchids Indoors. From selecting the perfect variety, to helping your Orchid rebloom, you’ll find all you need to know below. Be sure to check out all the information now.

All About Orchids

Orchids are one of the largest families of flowering plants with over 28,000 species currently known.

But that’s not all that makes Orchids one-of-a-kind. They also have characteristics that set them apart from other flowering plants. For example, did you know that Orchid blooms are bilaterally symmetrical? Both sides of the flower are an almost mirror image of each other – talk about natural perfection!

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Although Orchids naturally bloom in the tropics, it is possible to grow them in your own home. They will, however, require special care and attention. The benefits you’ll get in return though are gorgeous blooms that will bring color to a room.

You can also purchase a store bought Orchid and then transform it into something more spectacular like the one above that is styled by Jonathon Fong of E-how. What a great effect.

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Types Of Orchids

As you can see in the graphic above, there are endless amounts of Orchid Plants to choose from. Although they are all from the same flowering family, they each have individual needs and require special kinds of care. The types of Orchid plants most commonly kept in homes however, are as follows:

  • Paphiopedilum
  • Miltonia
  • Dontoglossum
  • Cymbidium
  • Cattleya
  • Dendrobium
  • Oncidium
  • Brassia
  • Ascocenda
  • Phalaenopsis
  • Vanda

Lia Griffith is one of our favorite creators and she is extremely clever. Here she shows you how to style up your Orchid Plant in a very elegant way to achieve the professional results that Florists obtain. As you can see from the photos, the results are stunning.

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Watering Your Orchids Indoors

The most common types of Orchids all require different types of care. The infographic above, courtesy of OrchidPlantCare gives an overview of how often the plants need to be watered. Here are a few additional tips:

When you first receive your Orchid, you should place it into a sink and water it directly under the tap, allowing the water to move through the pot’s drainage holes for about one minute. If the water passes through the soil quickly, then your plant has a great bed of planting medium. If not, however, it is a sign that the soil is too dense and should be changed for medium soil made for Orchids.

Another great tip that we couldn’t wait to share with you was this one from the experts at Pro Flowers. They suggest mixing orchid food and water and then popping in the freezer until you have ice cubes. You can then pop your cube on the orchid soil. They suggest that this process only needs to be done once a week and will distribute the right amount of nutrients. Some other watering tips include the following.

  • Water your Orchids first thing in the morning. Not only will this keep you from forgetting to water them, but it will allow the sunlight to dry up any excess moisture left in the soil. That way, you’ll be stopping any harmful bacteria from forming below the plant.
  • Pay attention to the weather outside and in. In warmer room temperatures, Orchids should be watered more often. In cooler temperatures, you’ll want to water less often since the soil will not dry out as quickly. Use the watering guidelines in the graphic as a reference and see how long it takes the soil to dry.
  • When in doubt, underwater. If you’re not sure how much water your Orchid will do well with, it’s always best to go with less. Most Orchids like to be drier, protecting their roots from rotting.

 

How To Get Indoor Orchids To Rebloom Video

One of the most commonly asked questions about Orchids is how to get them to rebloom once they’ve flowered and fallen.

In the video above, Miss Orchid Girl gives a bunch of tips on caring for your Orchid after the flowers fall, and what to expect every step of the way. Click play above to watch!

If you would like a good handbook that you can reference, we highly recommend this Best Seller that is How To Grow Orchids For Dummies.

It is in very simple terms, gets great reviews and is easy to follow and understand. You can get your copy here

Best Orchid Care Reference Websites

Whether you are in a panic over something going wrong with your plant or just want some more basic care guidelines, the following websites all offer great Orchid care advice and guidance.

  • The American Orchid Society: The master reference for any Orchid grower, this site offers care advice, Orchid news, plus guides on Orchid contests and awards and events. They also offer a free downloadable guide.
  • Royal Horticultural Society: Just search for Orchids of any variety on this site and you’ll instantly have pages full of reference including care guides.

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