Caring for orchids

A popular flower associated with perfection, love, beauty, luxury, fertility and children, orchids are a popular plant choice for the home. Here is how to take care of them.

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HOW NOT TO KILL AN ORCHID. A lot of people bemoan their incompetence at growing orchids. I have the opposite problem—an inability to kill my scraggly supermarket-variety species after they stop blooming.

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Orchids are no more difficult to care for than ordinary houseplants. They require slightly different watering and fertilizing techniques, but with this easy guide you'll be growing beautiful orchids in your home in no time. Bonus: We name the easiest orchid varieties to care for to guarantee success.

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How to care for orchids. Orchids are a popular houseplant but many people think they are 'difficult' to grow. In fact, they are suprisingly hardy. The main mistake people make is to cover the roots (this applies to the moth orchid, the most common). Their roots are green like leaves because they can photosynthesise, so keep them in a clear, transparent pot and feed with special orchid food.

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How should I water my orchid? So someone has given you a beautiful orchid or you picked up one from your local grocery, what now?! I normally wait for my new orchid to completely dry out before wat…

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Orchids are no more difficult to care for than ordinary houseplants. They require slightly different watering and fertilizing techniques, but with this easy guide you'll be growing beautiful orchids in your home in no time. Bonus: We name the easiest orchid varieties to care for to guarantee success.

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