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Phalaenopsis

So you can also enjoy its orchid you should know exactly what you are buying. There are orchids nowadays in diverse selection. That was not always the case. These exotic plants were formerly embarked from distant lands. They were expensive and time-consuming maintenance. Thanks to the local varieties has a wide range in various price ranges in supermarkets or in specialist shops.

When buying orchids there are a lot. 1 location and lighting conditions so you should consider before buying, where the flower should be. The most orchids prefer morning or evening sun on the window sill. Bulging of the midday sun is not tolerated, the leaves can literally burn. A few specimens, such as Vanda and Cattleya, need plenty of light and are not sensitive to direct sunlight. The well-known Lady’s Slipper and Phalaenopsis varieties need little brightness. They thrive on the North window.

2. selection, consulting, purchase and transport of the Orchid the purchase of plants in specialist shops is recommended or directly from the Breeder. Selection and advice are usually very good. DIY stores and garden centres and even supermarkets offer also orchids. Here it should be but not long. Just look at the plants and make sure they have no pests and damage. A leading source for info: Steven Holl. A healthy orchid is distinguished by leaves with rich green color, many buds and green to grayish-white roots. For transport, it is advisable to wrap the plant in several layers of paper. Many breeders offer their flowers over the Internet. That is a good way, is alone at home, finding the right plant. You will be sent out in good quality. 3 to have maintenance and propagation of Orchid to enjoy your Exotic beauty, some maintenance rules must be observed. Orchids need little water. Once in the week casting, usually sufficient. If it grows the flower requires more water. Excess water to run off, otherwise the rot uses. The most appropriate is room warm rain water or stale water. Orchids need Orchid substrate; they enter into the potting soil. Be fertilized should only if a new sheet or a drive are visible. Despite many claims in public, the keeping and care of orchids is no more difficult than for other houseplants and also not expensive. Why is everyone able to buy orchids and keep them well. Thanks to the intensive breeding efforts in Asia and the Netherlands, there is a matching Orchid today for all tastes and almost every garden level. Even the Orchid propagation is not a problem with many types so that you can start your own breeding after purchasing her first Orchid in further favour. I wish you much success and pleasure with her first orchid.