Orchids are some of the most delicate and beautiful apartment plants. Many of them are very resistant plants. However, they need special care in order to bloom. You only have to provide them natural light, Orchid potting mix and water them once a week.
Here are three of the most common and easy to care Orchids.
Definitely the must common species of Orchid is Phalaenopsis, also known as Moth Orchid. The nickname comes from its flowers that looks like a butterfly.
The plant must be watered once a week, during the cold season and twice a week in the warm season. It’s best to allow potting mix to almost dry out between waterings. Add water only on the soil and avoid adding water on the Orchid flower or leafs.
You can fertilize the Orchids when they are not in bloom, with a fertilizer special made for Orchids.
Phaiocalanthe Kryptonite Orchids
Phaiocalanthe Kryptonite Orchid is one of the easiest to care for. Also a very common orchid, that can be found in many houses. The Phaiocalanthe Kryptonite Orchid has tropical origins. It became very popular due to his flowers, that has very vibrant colours, from yellow, to violet.
Put it in a room with medium humidity level. Provide them with water every 7 to 10 days. Let the soil to dry between watering it again.
Ascocenda Orchids blooms two to three times in a year, and their flower last a long time. The flowers are brightly coloured in beautiful contrasting colours.
Place the Orchid at the window in order to provide it with lot of natural light. Normally, they grow in hot, humid climates, so be sure the room temperature doesn’t go below 20 degrees Celsius and place a humidifier near them. You have to maintain a relative humidity level of 60 percent or higher in the room.
Fertilize Ascocenda two to three times a month with a liquid orchid fertilizer.
Water the plants by thoroughly misting the roots. During hot weather, you may need to water the roots two or three times a day, and during the cold season water them once every two days.
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