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With over 30,000 varieties of orchids, it’s impossible to get bored with these colorful, interesting and exotic house plants. But the common misconception is that they die too quickly or are difficult to care for. People make this mistake often because orchids enter a dormant period during which they may appear dead. Really, energy is building up in the bulb so that this unique flowering plant can bloom again.
Most people are stunned to discover that orchid varieties have survived millions of years in harsh environments and that they are found on all continents but Antarctica. Botanists have even found orchids at the Arctic Circle! With so many varieties, one can find an orchids blooming in countries all over the world every month of the year. The most exotic orchids can sell for thousands of dollars per plant, but many are very reasonably priced. Even the cheap orchids, however, have a reputation of exclusivity that precedes them.
ProPlants has your best orchid care tips right here. Some growers assert that orchids thrive best in an environment of benign neglect. They typically thrive in bright but indirect sunlight in temperatures above 50 degrees. For watering, the key is to not let the orchids sit in any water. Make sure that water has been fully drained so that the roots are damp but there is no water dripping from the bottom. It is especially helpful to place orchid plants in a pot that has a hole in the bottom for the water to escape. Some growers even line the bottom of the orchid container with pebbles or sand to give the water a place to pool away from the dirt.
Dormancy time depends on the type of variety but most orchid plants remain dormant for several months before they bloom again. When the last flower drops, cut the stem halfway between base and top at an angle between the nodes for a possible re-bloom. If a re-bloom doesn’t happen within 45 days, cut the stem just above the base leaf for a new spike. During the winter months place your orchid on a North facing window ledge with no direct sun for 45 days or till new stem begins. Ideally the temperature must drop to 58 - 60F to force a new flower stem. Once a new stem begins, the orchid can be placed back in normal room temperatures for growing.
Make sure that the orchid is supported in an upright position (each of our orchids arrive with stakes and ties or clips for support) and with the right care, orchids can last for years or even decades. Believe it or not, there are even orchids brought from England in the 1800s that are still alive today.
With their bright colors and unique shapes, delivered exotic plants bring vacations right to your doorstep. From bonsai trees to bamboo plants to orchids, find the perfect exotic plants for sale for your home.
But don't forget your friends and family. With birthdays, anniversaries and holidays popping up year round, plant gifts can make a unique but meaningful gift that most people don't think of. So you can show up with the best gift - not to mention affordable that will commemorate the occasion for years to come. Those looking for orchids for sale can find lots of options on ProPlants.
Exotic plants are great options for colleagues because their unique structure piques curiosity and can even stimulate conversation. Exotic bamboo, bonsai and even orchid plants appeal to men because of their clean lines and sleek containers as well. Everyone can use a plant to gaze into at work when the fluorescent lights and air conditioning separate us from the natural world. Researchers have found that hints of nature help people feel less stress and more compassion toward others. The workplace could use more of both!
To be certain to get quality products, buy orchid plants from vendors with the 100% satisfaction guarantee ProPlants offers. Our bamboo plants arrive with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Bamboo plants grow so quickly, a 10-inch plant can grow into a 5-foot bush within one year’s time. Forewarn the recipient of this cost-effective plant. What starts as home décor can turn into beautiful garden or landscaping quite quickly.
Chinese Feng Shui masters say bamboo plants bring luck, health, happiness and wealth. They say the bamboo can enhance the flow of positive life energy that underlies these life improvements.
Notoriously hardy, indoor bamboo plants need only filtered sunlight and fresh water to reach their growth potential. Busy families and executives appreciate the low maintenance the bamboo requires. Send more than home décor when you send bamboo to those in your life who need a little luck.
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