Orchids Grown Indoors

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Can I grow orchids indoors?



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Answer #2 · Chason Arthur's Answer · Indoor orchids need the correct amount of light. Too little light and the leaves will become dark green and the flowers will not bloom. Too much light can burn the indoor orchid. Most indoor orchids prefer a bright filtered light. An east-facing window is the best choice, but south or west-facing windows can also work if the indoor orchids are kept at a distance from the window to prevent the leaves from scorching in the direct sun.
It is also a good idea to filter the sunlight with sheer curtains. Indoor orchids also need sufficient humidity. You can keep the humidity level high by placing a water-filled saucer underneath the indoor orchids. You can also mist the leaves once a day or install a humidifier. Remember though, indoor orchids need a dry atmosphere at night or they may succumb to disease. Regarding temperature, there are some orchids that prefer cooler temperatures and some that prefer warmer temperatures.
When purchasing an indoor orchid make sure to find out if it is one from a warmer or cooler region. In order to bloom, orchids must have a nighttime temperature which is about 15 degrees cooler than the daytime temperature.
Water indoor orchids once or twice a week during the summer months or active growth periods and less often as growth slows. Keep the soil evenly moist year round.)



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Answer #3 · Ann Hoffmann's Answer · My husband bought me an orchid with 2 stems of flowers back in September - now the flowers look like they are dying - what do I do? The plant itself looks fine - the florist told me to put 2 ice cubes in the planter once or twice a week - please let me know what I should do with the wilted flowers and their stems and please let me know if this plant will bloom again)


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Answer #1 · Chason Arthur's Answer · Sure you can grow orchids indoors. Just make sure wherever you buy the orchids from that they are the one's suitable for growing indoors. Moth and Lady's Slipper Orchids are both good varieties for growing indoors.)



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