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3 Types Of Indoor Orchid Plants You Need In Your Home Right Now

Orchid Obsession

Fresh flowers, such as orchid plants or orchid arrangements, at home, comes not only with beauty but with benefits, too.

A study from Rutgers University has proven that when a person sees or receives flowers, he or she experiences the following positive reactions:

  • Increased feelings of instant happiness
  • Reduced levels of anxiety, agitation, and other symptoms of depression
  • A feeling of warmth or connection towards friends and family

A pot of a pretty orchid plant will not only deliver these positive effects to you but will also up your game when it comes to enhancing the overall look of your space. With their reputation to bloom for up to four months on end and ability to flower again for years to come, orchids sound like a lovely investment, right?

Here are three of our favorite orchid plants even a newbie can grow (and not kill immediately) indoors.

Moth Orchids or Phalaenopsis Orchids

A popular orchid variety, phalaenopsis orchids can flower all year round. They’re the least expensive of all orchids and are fairly the least that need maintenance as well. Phalaenopsis orchid flowers come in a variety of colors, such as white, pink, red, green, yellow, orange, and purple.

Orchid Care Tip:
Phalaenopsis orchids thrive best in 50 to 75 degree Fahrenheit temperatures. A sudden drop in temperature at night may coax your dormant phalaenopsis orchid to bloom again.

Lady’s Slipper Orchids

Paphiopedilum, or lady’s slipper orchids, have distinct pouch-like flowers. Blooming from winter through spring, some species of lady’s slipper orchids have verdant variegated leaves that make them still look charming even without flowers.

Orchid Care Tip:
Lady’s slipper orchids may have a higher or more frequent watering requirement. However, be careful not to overwater, as this will lead to rotting of its roots.

Cymbidium Orchids

Cymbidium orchids are hands down one of the gorgeous orchids ever. With their waxy, exquisitely shaped, long-lasting flowers and fuss-free attitude, it’s no surprise they’re always on the list of favorite orchid plants to grow, especially indoors.

Orchid Care Tip:

Cymbidiums are the ice queen of the orchid family. They are at their most beautiful under cold temperatures, say, below 50 degrees Fahrenheit when growing indoors.

Orchid Maintenance Tips

Generally, most orchids will do well if placed on an east-facing or south-facing window covered for ample amount of sun exposure. Be sure it’s covered with a sheer curtain to prevent sunburn or drying once the sun gets scorching hot at noon. Watering once a week is optimal for most, but not all orchids. Always check the potting material to see if your orchids need more or less water.

For more in-depth articles regarding the proper care and maintenance of your beloved orchid plants, head over to our FAQ Page.



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