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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 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.