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Orchid Flower Care Tips

   
     
Orchid Flower Care Tips .

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Orchid Flower.

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Varieties:

There are over 30,000 varieties of orchid flowers. The most common available as cut flowers and plants are Cymbidium, Dendrobium. Oncidium, and Phalaenopsis orchids,
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Colors:

Every shade and color except true blue. Orchids can be solid colors, but are usually multicolored, with spots or stripes accenting the throat of the blossom.
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Scent:

Some varieties are fragrant, such as the Cymbidium.
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Freshness:

Most of the flowers are open, or beginning to open. If cut too early while mostly budded, they probably will not open.
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Vase Life:

Approximately 7 days, but some varieties will last two weeks.
 

Availability:

All year.
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Cost:

Moderately expensive to expensive, depending on the variety. Cymbidium and Phalaenopsis orchids are the most expensive cut varieties.
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Meaning:

Beautiful lady, Belie.
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Arranging Tip:

Orchids are very versatile in flower arranging, lending an exotic touch to any combination. Their amazing color combinations and lasting ability make them a good choice for flower arrangements. Long-stemmed orchids with multiple blossoms can be cut into two or three parts for use in arrangements.
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Growing Tip:

Most varieties like direct sun and warm, humid conditions, but some prefer more indirect light and cooler temperatures. One such is the Phalaenopsis orchid, which is a good variety to grow indoors under normal conditions. Plant in bark, stones, or moss, and place in high indirect or filtered light; the edges of the leaves will burn or brown if the orchid is receiving too much light. Water your orchid once a week by drenching the roots and draining completely. Orchid flowers prefer humid conditions, Misting frequently and resting the pot on a few pebbles will produce this type of environment. Occasionally place a few ice cubes on top of the bark to let moisture slowly soak in and cool the roots.
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Other:

Frequent misting of cut orchids will lengthen their vase life.
 
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