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Dos and Don’ts of Orchid Care

Orchids are prized for their stunning structural variations. The flower is not only the national symbol in several countries, but it even boasts its own Hollywood film. 
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Have You Heard These Orchid Myths?

Orchids have a long history, with the first mentions of orchids coming from ancient Greece more than 3,000 years ago. There are some orchids that propagated 300 years ago and are still living and flowering! With such a long history, there are bound to be myths and legends and rumors about orchids to go along with the proven and established facts.
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5 Things to Know About Growing Phalaenopsis Orchids Well


  




One of the showiest flowering plants in the Orchidaceae family is Phalaenopsis. It is so named because it resembles a moth in flight. In Greek, “Phalaena” means moth and “opsis” appearance.
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Interesting Facts about Orchids

Orchids are part of the orchidaceae family and are commonly found in regions of Central and Southern America. They are one of the oldest plants in existence and can be dated back to the era of the dinosaurs. Over the years, orchids have been symbolized in many different ways by cultures from all around the world. The orchid flower was considered to be a symbol of virility by the ancient Greeks while during the Victorian times in England, the flower was a symbol of eminence and wealth.
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Four Things you Didn’t Know about Orchids

One of the most popular houseplants, orchids, are very common in homes everywhere. They are loved for their unique beauty, as well as their long-lasting life. If taken care of properly, orchids can last for many years.
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Symbology


Every flower seems to have some sort of meaning behind them. The variety of stories behind the flowers and their symbolic meanings are about as wide-ranging as the colors and types of the flowers themselves.
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Orchid Care 101


Orchids are very special flowers. And like many celebrities, they can be temperamental. However, at least orchids can be controlled in that regard. Now, if you name your orchid Justin Bieber, that might be a different story.
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Orchid care - watering, fertilizer and light exposure

 
When deciding on the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, consider its longevity. For many occasions a flower appears to be the perfect way to say thank you, I love you, or I appreciate you. However, most flower arrangements last only a few a days or weeks before wilting and dying. Orchids possess a rare, pristine beauty and are a plant that will keeping giving for years to come. When giving someone special an orchid, offer them the following tips on keeping the plant alive as long as possible.
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The Proper Feeding and Caring of Plants

   Orchids love fresh water. No ice cubes.

We've all done it. You get a plant as a gift, a beautiful flower or bush, but as soon as the plant comes home it instantly dies. Your black thumb has struck again! Let's face it, when it comes to caring for plants, we all have done this; and it seems that sometimes it's simply due to a bad run of luck. You give the plants plant food, you water them everyday, but eventually they die. How can you stop this from happening? Well, that's easier said than done, it requires you to really scale back on how you think plants operate.
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The Gift of Orchids

                                

Orchids have become one of the most prolific houseplants in the world, and with this increase in popularity, these plants are being presented as gifts more and more often. But what do these plants symbolize? In order to best understand, we can look at what history has to say about these exotic plants and see what they have meant through time and culture.
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