Orchids are one the most popular houseplants around, with their beautiful, colourful flowers atop long narrow stems. Their roots make gorgeous nests that often spill out over the tops of their planters, and give them an earthy look. Truly, nobody can top a classic orchid to add a touch of elegance and class to any space. Colours may vary.
Anyone who’s ever kept an orchid knows they can be finicky at the best of times, but fret not- with patience and care, they can bloom for months at a time, for years! They can tolerate bright to low light, but cannot tolerate any direct sunlight. They’ll thrive in an east window. Orchids need specifically orchid potting soil, which consists of bark.
Watering orchids is the most difficult part. Advice varies. If the roots are covered up with orchid soil, then ice cubes can be placed on the soil, to melt and trickle down- do NOT allow the ice to touch the roots directly. You may also choose to soak the orchid for about a minute in water. Another option is using regular water, and watering around the base of the plant in a circle. Never allow your orchid to sit in water for long periods of time.