The Orchidaceae family is home to many beautiful flowers, such as the orchids. These plants have large blooms that last for a long time and come in different colors from crisp whites all the way through vibrant oranges!.
Moth orchids or phalaenopsis are among the most popular types of orchids. In this variety, the flowers last between two and three months and bloom one to two times a year. Dendrobiums and oncidiums are two other types of orchids that bloom one to two times a year and have flowers lasting about a month.
How to Grow Orchids?
There are several factors that affect the growth of orchids around the world, and there are more than 20,000 types of orchids. The growth of an orchid depends on multiple factors, including potting, soil base, watering, and lighting
A pot with plenty of drainages is ideal for a potted orchid. In order to ensure water drains completely from your pot, there should be drainage holes at the bottom. In order to repot your orchid into a pot with this feature, you should first repot it into one that has this feature.
A fast-draining soil is ideal for orchid planting. Potting mixes based on bark or moss are recommended. Care for orchids will differ depending on the type of mix you use. You will need to water the orchid more often since water drains quickly from the bark-based mix. It can be watered less frequently because the moss mix holds more water.
It is best for plants to grow in temperatures of 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 24 degrees Celsius). Your orchid will grow big, beautiful flowers as long as the temperature is moderate and the air is circulated.
How to Care for Orchids After They Bloom?
If you want to keep the Hawaiian orchids healthy after it has bloomed, you’ll need to water, feed and prune them. A new pot is recommended for your orchid (with bark or moss soil). New nutrients will be provided.
For your dormant orchid to bloom again, fertilizer is essential. If necessary, you’ll need to feed your plant weekly or monthly with a balanced houseplant fertilizer.
Once it has dried, the orchid stem should be pruned. You can cut away old flower spikes near to base and this will prevent new flowers from blooming on that same branch again, but it’s rare for an Orchid to rebloom with any other plant because they have such specific needs when growing them.
Care for orchids properly can extend their lives by years and even decades. Orchids bloom once (usually in the fall), dormancy follows and rebloom follows. Every few months, properly cared for orchids will go dormant and bloom again.