White orchids are highly sought after for stylish interiorscapes, including restaurants, spas, and high-end boutiques, as well as a favorite for use in beautiful bridal bouquets and other floral arrangements. White flowers symbolize grace and innocence and embody elegance. Whether growing them in your own home, as a gift to a friend, or adding that extra point of beauty to your business, white orchids help convey the feeling of a clean, sophisticated, and stylish environment. Below we’ve put together an infographic that addresses some of the common and popular choices for white orchids, as well as plant care and growing conditions. (more…)
Orchids belong to one of the largest families of flowering plants with over 21,000 different species found in 880 genera. With such a large variety of plants, each having different watering requirements, what may dehydrate one plant may drown another. So how do you know when and how much to water your orchid in order to achieve optimal growth? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. Every growing environment is unique. Temperature, air circulation, humidity, light levels, and potting medium all play a factor into watering requirements. Luckily, there are some generalizations when it comes to maintaining your orchid.
Orchids in the Platystele genus are known for being particularly small. So small, in fact, that some species are still being discovered due to their hard-to-spot nature. The genus has around 95 identified species so far, and the following are a few of some of the most miniature, documented varieties. (more…)