One of the nicest advantages to a sunroom is that they provide an ideal growing environment for various plants. Orchids love and thrive in a sunroom environment. And, you will love the serene-like beauty they add to your sunroom.
Various varieties have individual growing specifications. You should take the time to explore the growing requirements for the specific varieties you are considering. However, there are some general guidelines that will help anyone who is new to the orchid growing experience. Moth orchids and slipper orchids are excellent beginner choices.
When you purchase an orchid, some of the firm, white roots should be visible at the top of the plant. It’s fine if you can also see roots at the base of the pot. Orchids do not need frequent re-potting. When you do re-pot an orchid, you need to use a loose potting mix. Perlite, charcoal, bark chips, and coconut fiber are often used as a potting medium for orchids.
Orchids need humidity so frequent misting is a must if you want your orchids to thrive. Placing the pot on a tray of pebbles will help provide the humidity they need. Orchids should never be sitting in water.
The scent of orchids and the intensity of their fragrance varies.
Southern exposure to sunlight is ideal for most orchids. Some varieties also do well in a sunroom with light flowing in from the east or west.
The ideal temperature range varies from one variety of orchid to another. Generally temperatures no cooler than 55 degrees and no warmer than 80 degrees are sufficient.
Orchids are a beautiful way to create an atmosphere of relaxation in a sunroom. Their delicate looking blooms, unique shapes, and attractive foliage are a gorgeous form of living art. Orchid pots can be nestled into rattan baskets to blend with your sunroom furniture and decor. You can easily move your orchids to the most ideal locations in your sunroom with the use of decorative planter carts. A wicker pedestal plant stand is an ideal place to display an orchid. Individual pots of orchids can be displayed as a collection when placed on a tray of pebbles in a rectangular wicker planter.
These flowers are a visual example of tranquility and simplistic beauty. Whether you choose large ones such as Cymbidiums or smaller moth or slipper orchids, their presence will create a subtle, yet impressive impact on the room’s decor.