There's an old saying that goes like this..."An orchid expert is one who has killed a thousand orchids."
So I just bought a couple more orchids from Home Depot at $5 each. I certainly don't intend to kill them.....but you know....it could happen. Meanwhile, I get to enjoy them while in bloom. Don't they seem to stay in bloom forever?
You'll easily pay $10 for each bloom corsage at a florist (and all they do is stick a pin on the back and add glitter....tacky!)
Last I counted, just one of my orchids had 20 blooms!
Top Orchid Growing Tips....
Water More When...
Water Less When...
Why grow orchids in your bathroom?
- Orchids prefer humidity to be between 50-70% so this makes the bathroom, a place where hopefully lots of people are taking hot showers and baths an ideal spot. They love the dampness!
- Many houseplants don't survive the winter ~ they simply don't like the dry interior air. Your bathroom is still your best bet for humidity. Sigh. I just killed my mandavilla. Sad day!
- There's a reason greenhouses have so many fans. Air circulation. Orchids love ventilation. Good thing your bathroom has.....guess what....a fan! No circulation = fungus + rot.
- Ventilation should be provided for as all orchids do require fresh air from time to time. During the spring, summer and fall, hopefully you have a window to open in your bathroom. But if not, that is what the fan is for.
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Final orchid tips...
The less you know about the stages, the more likely your orchid will flower once, and you'll never see a bloom again.
So make sure you do some research on your specific orchid plant.