Orchids. Who can resist them? Part of the largest and oldest flowering plant families on earth, they’re showy, colorful and like the same temperatures we like, making them the ideal indoor houseplants that bloom. Typically blooming in late fall to early spring with long bloom cycles (two weeks to three months) they’re the tropical towfer–a winter-pick-me-up that blooms almost to spring. But, how do we get them to bloom again? A question we often hear at the store. Read on for descriptions of five easy-to-grow orchids, then watch a quick video with tips on getting new blooms.
If you’re an Instagrammer, check out these fun Instagram feeds for great pictures and information on orchids. All About Orchids, @aaorchids and The American Orchid Society, @americanorchidsociety.
Cynthia Gillooly gives us instructions on getting Phalaenopsis to re-bloom. These tips apply to your other orchids, as well. Questions? Come in and ask Cynthia all of your ordhid questions.
Written by Cinthia Milner, garden coach and blog writer.
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