Moth Orchids under the sun's flares. Phalaenopsis Blume, commonly known as moth orchids, is a genus of about seventy species of orchids in the family orchid.

How Much Light Do Orchids Need?

Light is probably the most important variable in orchid care. The number of hours of light exposure, and the intensity and quality of the light, have a major impact on a plant’s growth and overall health.

Orchid seedlings in nursery

How Long Do Orchids Live?

Ever wondered how long your orchid is meant to last? Well, with the right care, orchids can live for several decades, and some specimens are known to be well over 100 years old!

Closeup of orchid roots

Orchid Roots: Complete Care Guide

Orchid roots look a little different from the roots of any other species in the plant kingdom. However, they serve the same basic purposes, which we’ll cover in this article.

Repotting an orchid in a clear plastic pot

How to Repot an Orchid: Step by Step Guide

Orchids can usually live in the same pot for at least a year or two without any problems. But sooner or later, your orchid will outgrow its pot, or its potting mix will start to break down. That’s when you’ll need to repot it.

Variety of orchids growing in pots by windowsill

Best Orchid Pots: Beginner’s Buying Guide

Orchids can be quite fussy about the type of pot they live in. In general, they require good drainage and plenty of free airflow around their roots. This helps to prevent root rot and ensures their sprawling root systems have plenty of room to grow.

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