Why Not Start Growing Orchids On Trees!

June 13, 2019 - Comment

Orchids are unique plants when compared to those which are planted in the soil. However, the very fact that they may grow in the air, is very thing that makes them more interesting. Aside from that, they vary widely and their beauty is beyond the usual. However, just like anything is this world, you need

Orchids are unique plants when compared to those which are planted in the soil. However, the very fact that they may grow in the air, is very thing that makes them more interesting. Aside from that, they vary widely and their beauty is beyond the usual. However, just like anything is this world, you need to give effort to be able to enjoy those things that you worked hard for.

There are no hard and fast rules for planting and growing orchids successfully. Even those who are already experts in growing them, accept that there are matters which are only discovered with trial and error. There are common tips which are available however, allowing the chance to be able to at least lessen the possibility of making mistakes in growing orchids.

There are a wide variety of orchids, as well as which they all have different needs. Although it is a considerable effort to maintain their elegance and perhaps their fragrance, the rewarding result can wipe out all the hassle.  One absolutely vital thing with orchid growing is to ensure that adequate light and humidity are present and that the plants have ample sunlight exposure, which they need to make their bodies strong and to stimulate faster flowering. If you grow them inside your house or in your patio, you can bring ithem outside to be exposed every morning.

Flowering Orchids.

However, there are also varieties that require less sunlight so that it still boils down to the type of orchid you have in your possession at the end of the day.

If you live in Southern Florida or California, you can really enjoy orchids year round. Also if you do decide to start growing orchids on trees, you can greatly enhance any surrounding environment. Orchid plants are extremely colorful and will add real beauty to your local area, as well as drawing admiring expressions, as well as perhaps a little bewilderment, on the faces of your guests when they see orchids growing on your trees.

To have any chance of success in growing orchids on trees however, you will need  to select a tree that does allow some sunlight to beam through. Trees like palms and citrus are some prime examples, and even oak trees might be suitable. As we indicated earlier in this article, one of the primary requirements of orchid growing is giving the plant ample sunlight exposure, so as an example, in a really sunny area, vandas would be a good choice to start growing orchids on trees. whereas In shaded areas phalaenopsis or cattleyas would be a better bet.

The first rule you should follow before attaching orchids growing on trees is to attach them during the time the orchids are growing their roots. For example, if you are attaching a cattleya you would do this during the months of January or February. If you choose two months beforehand, the orchid plants will bloom in the right time frame.

Venezuela cattleya mossiae.

Attach the orchids with either cotton twine or a monofilament like fishing line. Wrap the plant firmly to the tree but not so as to damage the roots and pseudopods . It will usually take several times around to do this. It will also be very important to mist the orchids almost daily, unless there is rain, to successfully start growing orchids on trees . This needs to continue for about two months until the roots attach themselves to the tree. Also, don’t forget the fertilizer.

So the time this occurs your orchid plants should be blooming and really enhancing your landscape. Orchid plants will brighten any area indoors or outside, but to have orchids on your trees is such a beautiful back to nature experience.


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