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If you’re looking for a striking and exotic addition to your warm-climate garden or indoor space, consider growing orchids. With their colorful blooms and delicate foliage, orchids can add instant beauty. In the guides down below, we’ll teach you how to grow and care for these tropical flowers so you can enjoy their beauty year-round. Learn about various cultivars, get propagation tips, and more! New to orchid care? Start here.

How to Grow and Care for Calanthe Orchids

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Calanthe orchids aren’t as popular as Phalaenopsis or Cattleya species. But these largely terrestrial plants are every bit as beautiful. They can be evergreen or deciduous, and some can tolerate freezing temperatures, allowing cultivation outdoors. Read more to learn about growing this unique group of plants.

How to Grow and Care for Oncidium Orchids (Odontoglossum)

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Odontoglossum orchids, more accurately known as cool-weather Oncidium orchids, are elegant and long-blooming, with masses of vibrant yellow, orange, red, pink, and white flowers on each stalk. They can be quite difficult to cultivate, and this guide breaks down what you need to know to grow your own. Read more now.

How to Grow Terrestrial Orchids

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Terrestrial orchids comprise a wide range of orchid species that grow in the soil instead of clinging to trees. This means they have very different cultivation requirements from the more common species grown indoors. Learn all about terrestrial orchids and how to grow them in this guide. Read more now.

All About Orchid Pseudobulbs and How to Care for Them

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Ever wondered about the bulbous bases of the stems and flower stalks that grow on some orchids? These structures are pseudobulbs and they’re an important part of the anatomy of certain orchids. Learn more about what they do and how to care for them to keep your orchid in tip-top health in this guide. Read more now.

13 Common Orchid Problems and How to Solve Them

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Orchids are beloved for their beautiful flowers but they can be temperamental to cultivate. There are a number of possible problems to watch out for – from bud drop to deformed foliage. Some issues are easy to solve and others are incurable. Learn about 13 common orchid problems and what to do about them in this guide.

When and How to Prune Orchids

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Pruning orchids at the right time can be the difference between a healthy, vibrant plant, and one that never quite looks its best. Each species has its own specific pruning requirements. Learn when and how to prune species commonly grown as houseplants, including Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, and Cattleya in this guide.

When and How to Repot Orchids

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Orchids need a new growing medium and a larger pot as they age. Their medium tends to break down, and the roots become potbound over time, limiting growth and often leading to problems. When you think it’s time to repot your orchid, learn when and how to change the medium and put it in a new container in this guide.

How to Propagate Orchids from Seed

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Once you’ve mastered cultivating orchids, the next step is propagating them from seed. This isn’t a task for beginners – it’s a major challenge! This guide walks you through the entire process to help make it easier and set you up for success. It really is possible to grow orchids from seed. Here’s how.

All About Orchid Roots and How to Deal With Them

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What are those roots sprouting from the bark in your orchid’s pot? Are they bad or good? Should you trim them off right away or leave them alone? Should you repot? Gardener’s Path helps you understand the different types of orchid roots and how to deal with each of them. Read more now in our comprehensive guide.

How to Grow and Care for Cattleya Orchids

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Do you love bold, bright color and flouncy petals? Cattleya orchids are perfect for those who like their houseplants with some added flair. Known as “Queen of the Orchids,” these are a must-have for orchid lovers or for anyone who seeks some added vibrancy in their home. Learn how to grow them in our guide.

How to Water Orchids

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With their elegant flowers, orchids make enchanting houseplants. But what’s the best way to water them? The answer depends on what type of orchid you have, and a few other factors as well, such as growing medium, container type, and even the time of year. Keep reading to learn more about how to water orchids.

How to Grow and Care for Moth Orchids

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Phalaenopsis orchids are fantastic. They’re incredibly elegant, yet despite their delicate appearance, they aren’t all that fussy or tender – tougher in fact than most other orchids, and many other plants in general! But they have unique care requirements compared to other common houseplants. Learn more in our guide.

23 Types of Orchids to Grow as Houseplants

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Featuring fascinating flowers, many orchids can be grown indoors as houseplants. When you make your pick you’ll want your selection to be gorgeous, but also well-suited to your growing conditions. Which to choose? Learn about 23 different types of orchids to grow indoors and find your perfect match now. Read more.

How to Encourage Orchids to Rebloom

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Once your orchid drops all of its blossoms, is it totally done for? Nope, not at all! Don’t give up on your plant. Following a few tried-and-true steps, it’s possible to coax your orchid into putting on a new show year after year. This guide explains all you need to know to encourage your orchid to rebloom reliably.

Orchids 101: How to Grow and Care for Orchids

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Orchids make striking houseplants with their novel good looks – and they’re really not that hard to keep happy. But when you bring one of these beauties into your home, you’ll want to make sure you provide it with the right light and water and give it the best care. To learn the basics of growing orchids, keep reading.