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It is precisely the characteristics of orchids that make them so popular as houseplants. No wonder, because they can do more than just look good. So if you are looking for special and unusual houseplants with beautiful flowers, you have made the right choice with the orchid.
Not only their appearance is one of the special features of orchids. It also has many other properties that make it an exceptional houseplant. And probably it is precisely these characteristics that simply do not let them go out of style. Orchids are the undisputed masters of indoor plants.
Peculiarities of orchids in origin
It is their natural habitat that makes orchids special as these plants do not come from the most exotic soils in the world, but instead they literally fell from the sky and are harvested at lofty heights. Their growing preference is on trees in the tropical rain forest because here they get exactly the sunshine and shady spots they need. There are roots that cling to the branches and twigs of the trees and other roots hang in the air. Another special feature of orchids is that they feed from the air from deposits on the branches or carried by the rain. In addition to species that grow on trees, there are also orchids that grow on the ground and even on rocks.
Peculiarities of orchids in appearance
It is also their appearance that makes orchids special. No wonder these plants are so popular as houseplants. They bring a touch of the exotic into the house and are always very trendy. After all, an orchid never goes out of style, right? It is their flowers that make orchids special as they have a characteristic that no other plant family has. If the orchid has buds, they point upwards. However, when the buds open, the flowers turn around 180 degrees downwards. The largest orchid flowers can grow up to 20cms in size, while the smallest flowers are just a few millimetres in size. Another special feature of the flowers is that they are mirror symmetrical. Perhaps it is precisely this perfection that makes these plants so appealing. Orchids are very popular with plant experts as well as bringing a touch of simple elegance to every room. When it comes to orchids, the admirer is guaranteed never to get bored.
Peculiarities of orchids in care
Many people shy away from orchids because they are generally considered to be very high-maintenance and demanding. That is true, but with a few tips and tricks for care, you can adapt well to the peculiarities of orchids and give them a beautiful home. Starting with location, which should be bright but not in full sun. The substrate should be loose and well drained, coarse and always fresh. Special orchid soil has proven to be the best and is optimally dependent on the needs of the plant. It is important to know which orchids you are dealing with, so that you know the special features of the orchid and what care it needs. If you follow the right tips, like using a spray bottle, repot and fertilize regularly and keep the plant free of pests and diseases, you will enjoy your orchid for a long time. And it is probably precisely these special features of orchids that magically attract many plant lovers.