Gardening Tips & Tricks : Growing Orchids Indoors

Growing orchids indoors is possible by putting them in an east-facing window, watering them with lukewarm water and wiping the leaves dry with a clean cloth. Grow orchids inside the house, never throwing away a plant once the blossoms die, with tips from a professional gardener in this free video on gardening.

Expert: Yolanda Vanveen
Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is a sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash.
Filmmaker: Daron Stetner


25 Replies to “Gardening Tips & Tricks : Growing Orchids Indoors”

  1. I've watched 3 videos and so far none of them show the perfect proper way to grow and care for orchids…all of them contradict each other…ugh! sigh!…guess I'll keep searching.

  2. I have a nice collection of Tillandsia "ball" plants, which are doing quite well.  Orchids are my new passion and I'm in the process of starting a collection.  Thank you for your tips.  They're very much appreciated.  🙂

  3. So I think I need to be a bit more specific. I have very limited experience with orchids. The type of plants I grow come from similar conditions that are just as sensitive. I grow carnivores. When I had to learn about the plants I grow, I also had to gave basic knowledge of Orchids, It saddens me to see that someone is promoting to wet a house plants leaves in an area that is known for high humidity and poor air circulation. Wet leaves, or a crown that can not dry is the death of that plant.

  4. NEVER water your favorites with tap water…chlorine kills good bacteria in soil, fluoride stunts plant growth, salts slowly poison the roots.yes your plants will live (usually), yes they will grow new flowers etc. but if you want yur plant to FLOURISH treat it like your baby. distilled or purified water only…DONT use mircle grow, or any other synthetic fert. use organic as it doesnt kill the good bacteria in the roots and cause dependency for the plants. and tell them how beautiful they are:)

  5. If your orchid lose leaves, she isn't fine.
    It's true that the orchid make grow periodically new leaves but the oldest ones should not die!!
    When they are little they have small leaves and when they are grown they lose that leaves, but it isn't the same for the ones!!

  6. how do u pop the flowers off when they are done blooming? do u pop them off at the base of the flower stem right next to the main plant stem? mine just fell off, is that ok? will they grow back? my boyfriend and i r worried that we may have hurt it:( its very special and we dont want it to die and just get another one…

  7. Thank you SO much for this video! I have been trying to regrow my orchids but any website (even though helpful) don't have pictures or video showing the steps in cutting or where to cut exactly… so thanks!

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