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orchid care guide

orchid care guide

If you have bought or are thinking of buying your first orchid, be careful. Once you have that first you will ignite a passion, that passion for orchids that many people have and keep for the rest of their lives. But this passion is not enough for your orchid to survive. You need to know a little bit about orchid care.

Many beginners are a bit intimidated by orchid care. That is understandable. You have a beautiful living being that you are responsible for. You want to do the best you can for him, but you know that if you make a mistake, he could die. I have more bad news for you. Orchid care is more of an art than a science. But as with any art, you will improve over time.

I’m going to go over some of the basics so you can get started with orchid care. The first thing many people get wrong is the watering schedule. People tend to water them too much and they end up dying. You really shouldn’t water them more than once a week. If you’re not sure if they need to be watered, they probably don’t.

The next thing to consider is temperature. Orchids are tropical in origin, so they generally like warmer temperatures. Think about this if your orchids are outside. Bring them in overnight to keep them from getting cold. If you keep them indoors, then you don’t need to worry.

Orchids love a lot of light. This is another orchid care that you will have to master. You want your orchid to get plenty of light, but you don’t want to leave it in direct sunlight for an extended period of time.

I urge anyone to have an orchid. Yes, orchid care can be a bit tricky when you start out, but it won’t take long to master.

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