So, in the recent months I have noticed many people opt for orchid plants instead of any other flowers.
The reason is so simple! It’s because they are so easy to look after, lasts so long and worth every penny you pay for them!
Orchids are associated with perfection, love, beauty, luxury, fertility and children and orchids are a popular plant choice for the home or bouquets.
there are so many different types of orchid, with at least 30,000 species in the wild, and hundreds of thousands of hybrids
The best thing about orchids is the fact that they are so low maintenance
The best place to show them off are your windows, because Orchids love the light but not direct sunlight as it could burn the plant and too little light would prevent it from flowering! so if you do keep this on a window make sure its not on a window which the sun shines directly or keep it behind the curtains or window blinds and if the leaves are bright green rather than dark green you know your Orchids are a very happy plant!
The fact is Orchids doesn’t need to be watered every day, a quick splash every 5-12 days should be enough! Make sure you allow the water to drain right the way through and avoid leaving the roots in standing water.
If you like to see your orchids live longer and produce more flowers I suggest you feed the Orchid’s with Orchid food once a month, but please don’t over feed them!
Just keep an eye on the roots, if they are too long, your orchid plant will need to be re-homed in a bigger pot
Once the orchid flower has died just make sure you cut the stems to encourage new growth
In order to support the orchids place sticks firmly in the pot and clip the stems to them. This will let your orchid stand tall and proud and help them get enough light.
Those are a few handy tips for you to look after your orchids and as you can see its super easy and doesn’t require much effort to keep them happy!
OK now here are some fun facts
Did you know that the bottle of vanilla extract that you pour into your cakes and other food comes from the orchid Vanilla planifolia. It’s the only orchid that produces an edible fruit (yep, vanilla is fruit!).
Some Orchids look like insects! this is a very cute Bee orchid which obviously looks like a Bee!
and some orchids look like animals! This monkey orchid is totally amazing! can you see the resemblance?
The world’s tallest orchid, the Sobralia altissima from the forest of Peru, can grow to a mighty 44 feet tall.
So all in all you can see why orchids are a growing trend, how easy they are to look after and you’re windows will look absolutely beautiful! so next time you decide to buy flowers i suggest you buy an orchid which is beautiful and long lasting
And if you want more information about Orchids please visit loveorchids.co.uk which has great tips, advise ,learn about the history of Orchids and even browse through the gallery to see some truly magnificent Orchids!
Last but not least i would like to thank Dan of loveorchids.co.uk for providing me with these gorgeous orchids which has made many people jealous 🙂 and has made my windows look amazing! but most importantly it has made me realise how truly magnificent Orchids are!