Display Stunning Orchids

Stems of rich ruby-red flowers, set off by a basket-weave container, create a spectacular display for a windowsill. This orchid will flower for many weeks and is very easy to look after.

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Top With Moss

Finally, add a layer of garden moss, or a moss substitute, over the clay pebbles and tops of the orchid pots. Water the pots and add some water to the pebbles as well.

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Aftercare

Place the orchids in a bright room, away from full sun; keep them at 59–73 degrees F during the day, and 50–59 degrees F at night. Throughout the year, water the plants when the soil is almost dry and apply an orchid fertilizer with every other watering. Spray every few days with rainwater or filtered tap water to maintain humidity.

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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