Orchid: beauty that lasts
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With spectacular colours, exciting shapes and breathtaking flowers the orchid is clearly no ordinary plant. The orchid instantly brings allure to a space and – contrary to popular belief – is a very easy plant. Few plants can be summed up as readily as the orchid: pure, nature, design and class!
The big variety of orchids
The orchid is one of the most popular flowering houseplants, with flowers of all shapes and sizes. And did you know that orchids bloom longer than other types of flowers? Some orchids even bloom for months! Here are some different varieties with their flowering period:
The Phalaenopsis is the most famous orchid. They easily flower for eight weeks up to months. Phalaenopsis comes in more than 20,000 different species, which differ in colour, amount of flowers, the height of the flower stalk, and the number of branches that the plant produces. Read more about Phalaenopsis.
Paphiopedilum flowers for six to ten weeks. Paphiopedilum is also called a lady’s slipper or slipper orchid. This genus includes between sixty and eighty species. Read more about Paphiopedilum.
The average flowering time is six weeks. The flowers vary tremendously in size and shape: from one and a half centimetres to over ten centimetres and from star-shaped to almost round. The flowers are beautifully marked. Brown, red and purple are the colours that predominate, but there are also pink, orange and brown Cambria-likes and even a small number of white and yellow Cambria-likes with maroon markings. Read more about Cambria.
The exotic orchids are not only beautiful, but also easy to care for. A dipping bath of 10-15 minutes every week is enough to easily enjoy your orchid for 8 weeks. A few tips:
- Orchids love a light place, and don’t like direct sunlight
- The ideal temperature is between 16 – 25°C
- (Orchid) nutrition 1x per month
Read more about the variety and care tips per orchid here.