Want to keep your orchids indoors but still retain the color and quality of the flower? In this guide, we will discuss the essential needs to help grow orchids inside the home and find the best location to grow.
Here are 5 essentials orchids need to thrive indoors.
Orchids need light
Orchids require more light than you may think. It is an essential aspect of growing your orchids indoors. However, it is important to understand the type of orchids you have at they all have the different level of light requirements.
The fastest way to determine if your orchids have sufficient light is by their leaves. The deep green leaves will indicate that the orchid lacks enough sunlight. Aim to find a balance without allowing the orchid to burn.
Humidity and Air Circulation
Orchids require around 40% humidity. To improve the humidity, you can spray the orchid with a fine mist in the morning. This will allow the plant to dry out during the day. Just be sure to keep the water level just below the bottom of the pot.
Low Amounts of Water
Water your orchid around two to four times a month. You can even try to place an ice cube on the soil. Just do not let the orchids sit in standing water or else this will leave them to die out. The amount of water must be controlled according to the climate of the home.
There are three classifications when it comes to orchids. Some thrive on the cool weather while others reach warm or intermediate temperatures. Orchids will thrive during the summer under intermediate and warm temperatures, as long as they are provided with sufficient air circulation.
Orchids can survive without fertilizer but will benefit with it. You can feed your orchids once a week during the summer season and every other week during the fall and winter. Orchids will grow best in a balancing force.
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