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Raising Your Own Orchids
Cultivating orchids is exciting, and easier than you might think.
They like soft light, and require water only once or twice each week.Water the plants only in the morning so the leaves are dry by night.Best temperatures: minimum 60F at night, maximum about 84F during the day.
The plants with little yellow and brown flowers like medium bright light and will usually flower once a year.
Water them once a week unless very dry.Temperatures can range from 55F at night to around 78F during the day.
They like very bright light (but not full sun) and plenty of fertilizer.Water them weekly or bi-weekly. They like it cool.The ideal temperature range is 50F at night, daytime around 77F.
This is another warm-growing orchid that is available in many color combinations and easy to grow. They stay in flower for long periods. The plants like bright light but not full sun. Water them twice weekly.Night temperature can be as low as 60F, and they can take daytime temperatures into the low 90s.
If you’re gardening in an environment that includes more than orchids, be sure to take a shower and wash your hair immediately after gardening to avoid spreading pollen throughout your home.