Yes, growing orchids for beginners is very easy. They are like any other house plants, they need water, light, fertilizer and, oh yes, you should talk to them or even play some music.
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One of long standing myths that I still hear is that growing orchids as house plants are difficult and finicky to grow. Well, plain and simple, answer is No. In fact, care for orchids as house plants are easy to grow and will continue to bloom for years. Some orchid plants have been around for centuries.
Here are some highlights you can use as a guide to growing orchids for beginners.
One of two top items in growing orchids for beginners is Water. The other is light. Orchid house plants and orchid plants in general will need watering periodically, usually you can water once a week. Remember, most orchids are air plants and this means you will see their roots. Their root system, especially pseudpods, are very efficient in storing water.
Here is a watering guide you can use: Cattleya, oncidium and dendrobium orchids like to dry out between watering. An easy way to water is to put plant in sink and let water flow through plant for about 20-30 seconds. Remember, let water drain from plant before putting it back into decorative pot.
Plhalaenopsis orchids like to almost dry out between watering. To decide on next watering is to stick your finger about an inch into medium which should feel spongy and not bone dry.