From Martha's Garden
Martha Stewart Shatters the Myth That Orchids Are Hard to Grow
Martha Stewart meets with an orchid expert to prove how easy it is for orchids to thrive in your home.
Orchids are beautiful and graceful flowers that come in a variety of lovely colors, from white and pink, to blue and purple. These flowers make excellent gifts for loved ones, and look stunning in your home garden or placed in a window sill. Keeping orchids in your home can also have valuable health benefits, including improving air quality in your home, as well as helping you stress less and sleep better.
However, many people shy away from bringing orchids into their home because of a longstanding myth that it’s too hard to keep orchids alive. In this episode of “From Martha’s Garden,” Martha Stewart visits Venamy Orchids in New York to meet with Glafkos Keramidas, who is one of the owners of the orchid nursery and an orchid expert. Watch as Glafkos explains why orchids are actually very easy to grow, and are one of the best plants you can have in your home.
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Although more than 25,000 different species of orchids exist, Glafkos recommends choosing the phalaenopsis species for your home. These orchids, which are commonly known as Phalaenopsis Blume or Moth Orchids, are easy to grow and can bloom for months at a time. Orchids go through many flowering cycles, where they bloom many times for around 2-3 months with short resting periods in between. All they really need to thrive is a moderate amount of light, such as in a bright window sill on the East side of your home. According to Glafkos, orchids are easier to grow and easier to rebloom than most blooming houseplants. We think Glafkos says it best when he says “this is the best houseplant you can have!”
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