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Winter White Moth Orchid


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We are always searching for plants & flowers that do well indoors during these long winter months.  If you have never heard of “Moth” orchids then listen up.


Potted Moth Orchids are a year-round flower that does well indoors.  With their paper-thin petals and tall erect stems, they can bring elegance, fragrance, and beauty to your indoor décor.  During winter's dark cold days, these potted beauties are perfect to brighten your days.


A decorative container or simple elegant white vase filled with moth orchids are even easy for a beginner gardener.  Most folks can be easily intimated by their sophicated look but they shouldn’t be.  A potted moth orchid requires little attention and maintenance. 

As new variations in color, size and blooms arrive, even green thumb gardeners are giving these easily potted indoor flowers a second look.


Remove the orchid from the nursery pot.  If the rootball is tight, gently work it free.  Clip off any dead roots or stems.  Spread the roots with your hands gently on a clean surface.  Now all you need to do is select a stunning flower container to repot the orchid in.  Try to make it larger than the existing pot but not to oversize.


Water regularly, but reduce the amount during winter months.  Keep the foliage dry, so don’t splash the flowers and leaves with watering.  Don’t let the roots of the potted moth orchid dry out.  Since you don’t want the orchid sitting in water, make sure your garden container has sufficient drainage.

That’s pretty much it!  These types of potted flowers are impressive and ornate so enjoy all winter long.

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Post Last Updated: 1/5/2021 4:15:35 PM 

Orchid, Orchid who has an Orchid?

Potted orchids are no longer the rare exotic plants that they used to be and most garden centers now stock them.  A few inexpensive materials and a little time will create a stylish container to show these lovely flowers at their very best.
 13969Orchids do not like to stand in water but they do like a humid atmosphere.  A layer of gravel underneath the pot acts as a reservoir for excess water which creates humidity.  The potted orchid will also benefit from being sprayed with water with a fine mist.    Plant these lovelies any time of year.
There are many types of planters made specially for orchids.  The sides of 13968 these pots have holes in them for air circulation.  These extra holes really help with the root system of the orchid and are the best chance you have of gardening success.

 Arizona Pottery sells a number of orchid pots.  Some in terracotta others in glazed ceramic.  Just go with the one that you prefer for looks and follow a few simple tips
Pour a one inch layer of gravel in the base of the pot to help with drainage and line the pot with moss.  Tip the orchid over in the nursery pot and gently remove it.  Place on the moss in the garden pot and fill in around it with more soil.  Do not pack it down.  Cover the top of the plant with more moss.

You can push a small reed or garden stake into the soil and then use some string or raffia to tie the plant to the stake.  This helps with stability so the orchid doesn't droop off to the side.  Give it a good water and your good to go.  Enjoy!
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Post Last Updated: 12/20/2016 3:50:15 PM 

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