I could have it indoors or out. If indoors it would be on a windowsill. If out I could have it in full sun half the day or full sun in just the morning. Temps here reach down to 55-30 F. Highs for this week average 69.
When I get one, does it need a transplant from the stuff they are growing in? (I cant even recognize what it is)
Generally I leave these plants in the mix they were sold in for six months to a year, while they acclimate to my home. I suggest you do the same. Usually the plants are in some kind of blend of sphagnum, bark chips and even styrofoam, then they "top dress" the pot with decorative "green moss". You can leave that moss on if you want, or toss it out, it's just there to pretty it up. Just don't use it to plant any carnivores in, cuz it's toxic to them!
Noooo, not at all! Phalaenopsis like to dry out a little bit between waterings. I suggest you Google "how do I care for Phalaenopsis?", you will find plenty of excellent care sheets. (easier than me typing out reams of care info!)
The genus Cymbidium includes species with a broad range of climate needs, so without knowing more about the specific plant you are investigating, it's hard to say if it's appropriate or not. In general, Cymbidiums require much higher light conditions, so they are not "windowsill" plants. (most require cool growing conditions, and some enjoy winter lows in the low 30s) Also, all but the very dwarf varieties grow to be huge plants. I remember a friend's collection many years ago which included a number of adult standard Cymbidiums. He used laundry baskets as pots, they were THAT big!
Pahiopedilums (Asian Ladyslippers) are much more appropriate as house plants, IMO, so take a look at some of these.
Post by benwentworth on Sept 20, 2012 12:11:04 GMT 7
In my opinion one should keep the orchids perfect with the climatic conditions such as sun light, temperature, watering so that it can easily grow in a best way. These days so many alternatives are available for it. _______________ If you're looking for online flowers, check out the best range here: flower arrangements online | floral arrangements .
I agree with everyone else. For your first orchid try one of the phalaenopsis types you can find at gardens centers or florists. They'll do good in a East or South window.
And I second paulbarden's suggestion of a Neofinetia falcata! I just got one at a show last weekend and it's great. Pretty flowers, and they smell amazing! You won't find one at a garden center though. Either order online, or go to an orchid show.
The first orchid that I have is the dendrobium. Their very good but needs regular fertilizing. But from my experience vanda is not hard to care. My vandas are completely expose to the sun and they always have flowers.. Try it. I also have baby phalaenopsis before but just when the new leaves are emerging, the mouse ate it. So they died.
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