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How to Care for Your Orchid

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How to Care for Your Orchid

Dating back millions of years, orchids are one of the most common house plants out there, and when in bloom, their tropical flowers make for a beautiful accent to any home. But, many people are scared of caring for orchids and think they won’t be able to look after them. Contrary to popular belief, orchids actually don’t need much maintenance. They can be quite particular in their preferences though, so read on to find out our top tips for caring for your orchid plant. We keep the majority of the plants we sell in store in their plastic nursery pots....

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Phalaenopsis Orchid Care

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Phalaenopsis Orchid Care

Phalaenopsis are perhaps the easiest orchids to grow and they are fortunately also the most common type to grace our decor. This lovely orchid has elegant arching stems of blooms above thick fleshy leaves. Phalaenopsis can stay in flower for many months and this long bloom period makes them even more wonderful. There are about 60 species of phalaenopsis that have been extensively hybridized. There are many hundreds of cultivars that vary in size and bloom count with clear or patterned blooms that range from white, yellow, peach, pink, purple and claret. Phalaenopsis are sometimes known as the moth orchid...

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