There’s an old saying that goes like this…”An orchid expert is one who has killed a thousand orchids.”
So I just bought a couple more orchids from Home Depot at $5 each. I certainly don’t intend to kill them…..but you know….it could happen. Meanwhile, I get to enjoy them while in bloom. Don’t they seem to stay in bloom forever?
You’ll easily pay $10 for each bloom corsage at a florist (and all they do is stick a pin on the back and add glitter….tacky!)
Last I counted, just one of my orchids had 20 blooms!
Top Orchid Growing Tips….
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Why grow orchids in your bathroom?
- Orchids prefer humidity to be between 50-70% so this makes the bathroom, a place where hopefully lots of people are taking hot showers and baths an ideal spot. They love the dampness!
- Many houseplants don’t survive the winter ~ they simply don’t like the dry interior air. Your bathroom is still your best bet for humidity. Sigh. I just killed my mandavilla. Sad day!
- There’s a reason greenhouses have so many fans. Air circulation. Orchids love ventilation. Good thing your bathroom has…..guess what….a fan! No circulation = fungus + rot.
- Ventilation should be provided for as all orchids do require fresh air from time to time. During the spring, summer and fall, hopefully you have a window to open in your bathroom. But if not, that is what the fan is for.
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Final orchid tips…
The less you know about the stages, the more likely your orchid will flower once, and you’ll never see a bloom again.
So make sure you do some research on your specific orchid plant.
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flowers really brighten up an area!
Cathy McInturff says
I may actually try to grow some amaryllis after reading this article!
James Kennedy says
I just adore orchids, so beautiful and exotic! They brighten up any room!
Richard Schott says
I never grew a plant in the bathroom.
Kathy Derrick says
A friends does this. It helps keep the humidity in the room to allow them to thrive.
Sandra Weiss says
I would love to grow in my bathroom
Donna Evans says
I just spent an afternoon at a orchid farm and it was awesome. I bought three plants that smelled terrific.
Brenda Haines says
Orchids are my mom’s favorite. I get her one every year.
These are excellent tips, especially since I’m terrible at keeping plants thriving. I’ve never dared attempt to grow orchids but these are stunning and I may have to give it a try.
Ronda S. Ratton says
We used to grow ivy in our bathrooms
The orchids are beautiful. I’ve tried to grow them multiple times and always failed. I didn’t realize they have a dormant stage. Maybe I wasn’t patient enough.
Maria C. says
I’ve always struggled with keeping orchids alive. I never thought to put them in my bathroom. I think that’s a wonderful idea.
Rena T Walter says
I love this idea!
Ronnell Storie says
I tried these once and didn’t do to well. Too dang finicky for me. Mums! Mums are easy, spread, and bloom multiple times a year.
Chad Boyd says
I can never seem to keep orchids alive, maybe with these tips I can finally pull it foo! Thank you for the information!
Kelly Kimmell says
I think orchids are beautiful, never thought of growing them in the bathroom. Good idea.
I grow orchids in my sunroom under lights and plenty of humidity.
Debbie Welchert says
So beautiful. I’ve tried growing orchids before and they just didn’t turn out. I am going to try again with all of your great tips
Beautiful, no I don’t grow orchids. But yes it would be fun to try.