Is it a challenge growing orchids indoors? Yes, a very great challenge, involving enough time and endurance but the striking blooms are worth rewarding.
Some orchid’s enthusiasts want their orchids to be nurtured indoors and whatever the reasons are, indoor orchid’s flowers are irresistible.
The rewarding orchid’s blooms indoors can be achieved only through following these steps and I call it STRIKING SUCCESS FACTORS for ORCHID’S BLOOMS.
You can shop orchids at a local grocery store, on a farm and some good plant sales outlets. Nevertheless, shopping in a farm or garden center is the best way for the novice orchid growers.
Nursery personnel is able to answer basic issues regarding the plants they are trading. Take note that, the greener the orchid’s plants the healthier it is. Also, avoid orchids with yellowish leaves or brown badges because these entail diseases.
Orchids like a relaxed place to live in. In planning to grow orchids at home, imitating the ecological habitation should be considered because it is right that there is no place like home.
A good number of orchids growing indoors are epiphytes or plants that grow upon another plant which are usually found in the humid environment. Fungus substance and fragments could supply nutrients for this kind of orchids to grow.
Proper light means proper living and to make the most helpful lighting setting for your orchids indoors, it should be situated where there is a direct sunlight. But then, do not overexpose your orchid plants with a light, if so, provide a shade for your window where you positioned your orchids.
Humidity level affects how orchids grow and as much as possible avoid placing the orchids in too much water because watery conditions can cause the roots to deteriorate.
Orchid humidity try could help solve the problems of maintaining the orchids on its moisture amount and another way out is situating the pot a plate of soggy gravel underneath its pot.
Pots of different sizes, shapes, and textures are considered important in choosing where to lay orchid plants.
When potting, proper drainage should be kept in mind and make sure that the right pots can hold the roots of the orchids properly.
One of the usual misinterpretations made by the neophyte orchid lover is overwatering. Watering is applicable only once the potting soil is drying.
Moisture level testing should be done to check if the soil is already drying and one way to do this is by putting a bamboo stick near the center of the pot into the soil. If the stick is moist upon removing from the pot, it indicates that it is the time to water the orchid plants.
Indoor orchids, unlike outdoor orchids, need more nutrients. Why? Indoor orchids become deficient of some vitamins and nutrients.
During the orchids, budding season nutrients are needed badly to achieve its finest. Organic or inorganic fertilizer can be applied once and the amount should be depending on the size.
Ideal environment is still the “key” in developing orchids indoors productively.