Learning About Orchids
There are many beautiful orchid varieties, and an orchid is truly a work of art. They come in every variety and color and their blooms are truly unique. Orchids have a wide variety of types, including: Orchids, Lamiates, Umbellifera, Mimulus, Pterocarpus, Natalis, and the all-natural and most commonly-used in garden-plants Orchids. Each of these orchid types has a different type of blooming period, and each type of orchid has its own unique coloring.
The orchid genus is made up of more than twenty thousand species, with over twelve hundred subspecies that come in every continent but Antarctica, making them among the very best types of orchid that you could have in your garden. Some orchid species, such as Lamiates or the Umbellifera, thrive on the indoors only, while others such as paphiopedilum are ideal indoor plants. Others include, for example, Cymbidium, Eleocharis, Cattleya and Pterygosperma, all of which are excellent choices for the indoor gardener.
All orchids require a certain amount of space to grow well, and if you want to place them in an indoor environment, you will need to provide them with adequate lighting for photosynthesis. They can be placed in containers or baskets and will grow very well. Orchids also need good drainage, so be sure to place them in a place with a drainage hole and keep it clean at all times. You can also choose to plant orchids outdoors in a sunny spot, in areas that receive at least four hours of direct sunlight a day.
The first thing that you will notice when choosing a variety of orchid is its color. This will vary based on the species and also on how the orchid was taken, although most species come with similar color schemes. Most Orchids tend to have a red, yellow, pink or orange hue to their colorings. This is common in most species of the genus and you can find many Orchids in a single color, or two colors, so long as they don’t all have a similar color scheme. Although they all have the same basic color, the difference lies in their patterns and textures.
The texture of an orchid’s leaves depends largely on the type of plant that it is. Some Orchis, for example, have small leaves that grow straight out from the tips of their stems, whereas other Orchis have fleshy leaves that grow close together. Another factor to consider is how often the orchid needs water, as different species of orchid will require different amounts of water. A type such as the Cymbidium, for example, will require plenty of water in the morning and evening, and then it should be watered down considerably in the evening. For the more severe plant grower, water a Cymbidium very sparingly, allowing the plant to “wet” itself before it begins to flower again in the afternoon.
If you are a new gardener orchid owner and you just want to know a little bit about orchid care, there is much information about orchid care that can be found online. Orchids are a wonderful addition to any garden. It is very important that you know what you are doing, as these beautiful plants need to be maintained properly if you are going to grow them successfully. Once you have a better understanding of what type of care you will need, you will be able to take advantage of their beauty and natural beauty in your own home.