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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!” 

If you are ready to bring orchids into your home, consider some of our favorite options that will deliver these beautiful flowers right to your door!

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Double Stem Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant in Ceramic Pot

These beautiful orchids are between 15-20 inches tall, and have classic, white blooms. These orchids come with a care tag that will provide guidance to help your plant thrive. However, these orchids are very easy to care for and only need to be watered once a week. These orchids would look amazing within your home, such as in a bathroom, on a kitchen island, or a coffee table. 

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Mini Orchid Plant in Tin Pot

If you don’t have a lot of space but are looking to add a pop of color to your home, consider this mini orchid plant. It comes in a tin pot, which you will never have to change, and could even decorate if you enjoy DIY projects. These blooms grow to be 8-12 inches tall, and are very easy to care for. 

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4 Live Orchid Plants to Choos

If you want to plant orchids in your garden, these beautiful orchids are ready to be planted in your garden. They are shipped to you as bare root, small plants. When you receive them, all you have to do is soak the roots in lukewarm water, and then plant them in your garden. Orchids grow very quickly, which means that before long, you will have beautiful additions to your garden. Plus, orchids are hardy plants and extremely forgiving, making these flowers a great way to start off your flower garden. 

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