Plant of the Week: Orchid

Long known as a symbol for beauty and love, the orchid has inspired many hundreds of societies and clubs worldwide to be established. Though thought of as a tropical plant, several species grow very well in room temperatures with the proper amounts of water, air, fertilizer, and light. It is because of this that the orchid has become one of today’s most favorite household plants.

Orchidaceae are well known for the many structural variations in their flowers. There are at least 35,000 orchid species on every continent on planet Earth, excluding Antarctica. Because of the abundance of options, finding the perfect variation for your home becomes dependent on where you live and your personal taste. Taking care of an orchid may require a bit of work, so we've compiled a list of helpful hints on taking care of this beautiful plant in your home.
View the slideshow above for tips on how to maintain your orchid throughout the year!
Photo Credit: flickr/Galileo55

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