One of our most popular plants in the shop (and in North America!) is the orchid. These majestic beauties come in a range of stunning colours, from classic white through to a jewel-toned and regal purple, and they really do make a statement in any space.
Many of our customers choose to send an orchid as a gift in place of a bouquet of cut flowers. This is a great choice, as not only do they receive gorgeous flowers, but they also last a lot longer than a cut bouquet of blooms. And, contrary to popular belief, orchids don’t actually require a lot of maintenance and attention. Follow our top tips to keep them happy and you’ll more than likely see a return of those lovely flowers again and again:
- Water when the content inside the plastic growers’ pot feels dry (approx every 10-14 days)
- Don’t let your orchid sit in water - take it out of its decorative pot and run it under the tap, allowing the water to drain through
- Place in a spot with bright but indirect sunlight
- Orchids like humidity - a bathroom or kitchen is perfect
- Keep away from vents or sources of drafts or heat
While there are many different varieties of orchid out there, we typically stock Phalaenopsis orchids in mini, single and double-stem versions. These spectacular plants are locally grown and come potted in a ceramic container that compliments the colour of the flowers. Accented with branching and moss, these plants will definitely make the right impression in any space!
We think orchids are amazing, but if you need any more persuasion to buy one, here are a few fun facts about these wonderful plants:
- Orchids are one of the oldest and largest families of flowering plants
- The smallest orchid is the size of a dime
- Orchid flowers are symmetrical
- The vanilla bean comes from a species of orchid
- Orchids have the tiniest seeds in the world
- Orchids can live up to 100 years
We hope we’ve convinced you that orchids really are the best! If you’d like to learn more about orchids, read our post on Orchidelirium. And if you’re looking for a more detailed explanation of how to care for your orchid, then click here. You can order an orchid for pickup or delivery right here.