Prized for their exotic beauty, orchid plants are surprisingly easy to care for and offer weeks of wonderful blooms. Perfect for the flower lover with sophisticated taste, their light airy form adds elegance to any home or workplace decor.
We also have a wide selection of potted indoor flowering plants, green plants, house plants and tropical flower plants such as hibiscus, roses, azaleas, succulent plants, bonsai trees, bougainvilleas, carnations and more.
The Tropical Exotic Orchid Plants
Orchid Plants have long rendered the images of a tropical island, wafting in the breeze as they release their lovely but subtle scent. Yet, orchids are not just for the out of doors. They also make the most stunning orchid plant gift since growing orchids indoors is easily accomplished requiring little care once the basics are met. Orchids are divided into two primary categories: Dendrobium orchid plants and phalaenopsis orchids. Both of these hale principally from Asia and the South Pacific, but orchids also grow in the Americas. Regardless of which type you choose when selecting unique plant gifts, orchids are generally very hardy plants indeed. After all, they thrive in tropical heat and a moisture-rich environment, depending on which species you pick. Our Miltonia Orchid Plant in wood and wicker container is ideal for indoor grown. As such, it makes it very adaptable as an easy care house plant and a great gift for the exotic plant lover in your life.
Orchid Care For Indoor Plants
The basics for healthy orchid growth involves moisture, drainage and light. These elements ensure their root systems get enough moisture while also providing enough drainage to so that roots don't become saturated. The best media to allow this is fir bark, peat moss, cork or charcoal, sand and nutrient-rich potting soil. This media combination and these conditions typically mimic those of tropical climates. Moreover, it's equally important to let roots dry out before watering again. In general, watering once a week should be sufficient since a limited amount of remaining water can be wicked up by plant roots. Once this occurs and/or until water has evaporated completely in the media, your plant will need to be watered again. In addition, orchids are happiest when receiving sufficient light but not direct light. Temperature should be moderate, as well as an approximately 50 percent humidity level.
More Orchid Care for Indoors
As mentioned, while orchids should not be placed in direct sunlight, they should have bright light. Inadequate light will reduce the plant's flowering potential while over-lighted conditions can scorch the plants leaves. As far as temperatures, being a tropical plant orchids like the warmth although they do okay in cooler temperatures. This depends on species however. All orchids require cooler night temperatures. For additional information on our Miltonia Orchid and how to care for your orchid please give us a call. We're here to help.