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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Orchids Bathroom

The name "orchid" comes from the Greek root orkhis, meaning "testicle". Orchids are one of the largest groups of flowering plants, consisting of some 25,000 to 30,000 species. Phalaenopsis are among the easiest and most rewarding orchids to grow.

In nature, orchids grow on trees, on rocks, but most of the popular varieties do not grow in dirt or soil of any kind - so, in pots we use mixes of bark, volcanic rock, small amounts of peat moss, sometimes coconut fiber - all substances that allow plenty of air to get to the roots yet hold some water. Soil will suffocate the roots, killing the plant.

Orchids are relatively easy to grow. They need the basics -- water, light, air and fertilizer. You can have beautiful orchid plants that last for years. Orchid flowers vary according to the variety and hybrid but they can bloom from once to 2-4 times a year. The blossoms can last for weeks to months. The ideal place to grow orchids is the green house, but bathrooms, kitchens, pool or spa areas, and washrooms are all acceptable locations. Use unbreakable containers such as plastic or stainless steel pots.

Orchids will benefit from the extra humidity of the bathroom. A bathroom with plenty of light would be the perfect environment for an orchid. ( is an online bathroom shop that can offer you a range of taps, showers, electric showers, bathroom accessories, bathroom suites, bathroom furniture, bathroom cabinets, baths, bath tubs, shower enclosures, shower valve etc.. )



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