I’ve noticed a big trend in giving orchids as host/hostess gifts for the holidays. They are a beautiful choice instead of a cut flower arrangement because their blooms can last upwards of 4-6 months with proper care.
The downside of orchids is that most people have no idea how to look after them and many of these amazing plants get thrown out after they are done flowering.
I want to note that there are thousands of varieties of orchids and they all have their own set of care instructions. I am going to help you with the ones that people buy at the grocery store: Phaelaenopsis.
Here are a few simple rules when taking care of your orchids.
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