More Orchid Buying Tips

One of the best questions to ask before buying an orchid is “what kind should I buy?”  Many people buy an orchid because they like the flowers, without regard for its care needs. However, different orchids can require different temperature ranges, light levels, and watering schedules. If it’s not the right orchid for the available conditions, the plant suffers. I’ve succumbed to floral temptation even when I know better, so I can’t point fingers, but I can suggest that you plan ahead. If you want to keep your orchid long-term, first figure out what conditions you can provide, and then select a suitable variety. The orchid family is large and diverse, and you can find one for almost any environment.

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6 Comments on “More Orchid Buying Tips”

  1. nancy Says:

    An orchid wouldn’t last 2 weeks with my Mom, but I guess that’s still better than cut flowrs.

  2. DF Says:

    I didn’t know so many orchids can grow in cooler areas. Thanks for the tip.

  3. MarkSpizer Says:

    great post as usual!

  4. P Kane Says:

    cool blog good info

  5. Heather J Says:

    Oh how fun. If I plan to buy a certain kind, that won’t stop me from buying the one that catches my eye. this will only result with me coming home with 2 orchids instead of 1!

  6. Ron G62 Says:

    Great blog here. I didn’t know there are so many different varieties to choose from. Thanks for the info.