The Marvelous Orchid
We love orchids, a love shared by many. Their unique beauty offers a momentary escape from the stresses of life. Orchids elegantly represent peace, happiness, and love in so many colors.
Orchids make great gifts; they don’t require frequent watering and look stunning in any setting. They make great corporate gifts as they require only bright light to thrive, no direct sunlight. Add a touch of sophistication and grace to your office space with an orchid plant. A kokedama orchid stands out even more.
Make sure not to overwater your orchid as they are susceptible to root rot and other problems. In nature typically orchids will grow on trees and their roots have water-gathering organs that need air free-flowing to remain healthy.
Keep your orchid away from cold draft or heating vents, and windows – as exotic plants from humid environments don’t like very dry air, direct heat, or chills.
Provided your orchid is healthy and happy you can expect your bloom to last for a few weeks, sometimes more. Orchids love mild, warm, and humid environments. Once the bloom is over, some expert say to snip the spike near the base and other say to keep the spike with the hopes that it will re-bloom which can happen, we say wait and see if the spike start dying down cut it.
Orchids not only provide food for the soul but the heavenly fragrance and yummy flavor of vanilla. The vanilla orchid (Vanilla planifolia) makes a flower which produces the vanilla bean we all know and love. If you’d like to find out more about the Vanilla Orchid, click here.