Orchids are an extremely big, fascinating family of perhaps hundreds of thousands of different species and millions of exotic hybrid varieties. They range greatly in color, size, plant life, and growing patterns. They’re one of the most difficult plants to take care of and can become quite expensive to maintain if left untreated for long periods of time. In the wild, orchids typically grow on the epiphyte (growing underground) and around trees (tropic). They also grow on rocks (vertical), in soil (transitional), under wood or in a pot (coniferous).
Orchids can be found all over the world in tropical areas as well as other warm-weather regions, but some plants are more common than others. These include the Anemone flower family, Acanthaceae (orchids that grow on trees), and Apiaceae (orchids that grow on shrubs). Other exotic species include cacti and ficus, the Cymbidium family, corms (which are the flowers of the orchid), and the Pterocarp family.
The most popular way to take care of orchids is through either direct sunlight or indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can damage the plant quickly but does not have the same damaging effects on exotic species as it does on more temperate species. Direct sunlight will kill any plant it touches, so it’s important to only expose plants to direct sunlight when the sun is shining directly upon them. A lot of people like to put the orchid in a window, because they can shade it and prevent direct sunlight from damaging it. However, there is nothing wrong with the plant being exposed to direct sunlight for short periods of time, just be sure to water the plant when it needs it and never leave the plant in direct sunlight for too long. The same rule applies to tropical plants as well: they need regular watering.
Orchid Growing can be done indoors in containers. They’re great because you don’t have to worry about pruning, trimming, and harvesting, which saves a lot of effort on your part. The problem with this method is that they grow very fast, so if you keep moving the orchid back and forth you’ll find yourself doing more work than expected! So, you have to decide when the best time is to move the plant.
Orchid Care with an Exotic Orchid Planting Guide for beginners: Keep the orchid in a well ventilated area and water the orchid often. Watering is often critical, because moisture keeps the roots of the orchid moist, so that they don’t dry out and die. You don’t want the roots of the orchid drying out completely – the roots of the orchid are microscopic and dry out too much. Keep the orchid in direct sunlight but also make sure that it gets enough water.
Orchid Care for the Orchid is not a difficult thing to do, but you’ll have to do a lot of research, lots of work and practice to get it right. Don’t give up on an orchid if you don’t get it right the first time!