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Orchid Plants that are used as gift -Types of orchids and care tips

By Edited Aug 19, 2015 0 0

There are about 25,000 orchid species and 100,000 hybrids of orchids. But broadly orchids can be categorized into two categories.

1) Terrestrial 

2) Epiphytes

Terrestrial orchids grow on the ground and the Epiphytes grow in trees or off the ground, rocks or poles.

There are four orchid plants that can be used for gifts. Orchids flower plants are excellent gift that will stay live at least one month

Cymbidium Orchids

Cymbidium Orchids: Cymbidium is a very superior and premium type of orchid. Caring of this orchid is very easy; wet it one or two times a week and keep it away from direct sunlight. This plant, the Cymbidium, should be dry by sunset so it’s better to water this plant in the morning. Everyone likes a normal meal, so does the orchid plant, nourish it every couple of weeks. Take care from aphids, scale and spider mites.

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid is another type of orchid. They are popular because of their long lasting effect. These are easy to grow and are often seen at weddings. The phalaenopsis can be of pink white or yellow color. Phalaenopsis orchids love an east window that means morning sun or shade in a south window. They don’t need much intense daylight. Watering is not a tricky factor to figure out; cooler conditions - water less, hotter conditions - dampen supplementary. This plant is fond of humidity. An ideal spot for a Phalaenopsis would be a bathroom or a cooking area. After Phalaenopsis plantation, sever its stem just below the first flower. The cutting will encourage one more flowering spike. 

Dendrobium Orchid

Dendrobium Orchid: Native to Southeast Asia, the genus dendrobium is one of the largest of all orchid groups. There are around 1200 individual species of denrobium. Dendrobium is a solid choice for a new orchid grower. Color of this orchid is intense. One of the highlights of this orchid is its long bloom staying capacity, up to two months. It should be kept under the shade of south facing windows. This orchid loves fifty percent humidity with moderate day and night temperature. Watering should be done once a day.

Dendrobium Orchid(97889)

Orchids Vanda: The Vanda are monopodial orchids from India and the Far East.  In addition to the over 70 species of Vanda orchids, there are numerous hybrids. Many flower colors and color combinations, including pale blue, are available. It should be watered according to hotness of surroundings. Water it more often in hot days. Orchid Vanda needs 60-80 percent humidity. 

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