Growing Orchids Hydroponically
Orchids are incredibly popular among plant enthusiasts and it’s easy to see why. Each of the many species, varieties and colors produce their own kind of unique beauty and appeal. However, growing them can be tricky and getting them to bloom and stay healthy is even trickier! Here, we offer an alternative to the conventional orchid growing method.
Most orchids, especially the popular Phalaenopsis, grow naturally in treetops and jungle canopies, where there is little soil. Generally speaking, their roots thrive in bark and moss in the wild. That is the usual medium for growing orchids in pots. There is normally no soil involved. So, it’s just an easy step from there to growing hydroponically! Orchids thrive in a soilless environment. Plant your orchids into a hydroponic system, add a growing media, water and nutrients. That is all you need to do! It takes the guess work out of wondering when to water; you can stop worrying about root rot and wilting leaves. It also eliminates the threat of most diseases, since the growing media are inert.
The well-balanced nutrients, found in our FloraNova Grow, are the perfect way to start healthy root and foliage growth. It’s is especially ideal for helping your orchids get established in their new hydroponic home. Healthy root growth builds the essential foundation for overall success. FloraNova Grow is a unique formulation of highly purified minerals, plus natural additives that combine the best of both the hydroponic and natural gardening methods to facilitate healthy growth. Use FloraNova Grow throughout the structural growth phase and into the first 7-10 days of transition. Switch to FloraNova Bloom for the flowering growth phase.
Our FloraNova Series has the perfect nutrient balance to support orchids. The NPK is 7-2-10, with many micronutrients (like iron and calcium) included, to form a near-complete, nourishing product to aid in the foliage growth and establishment of young and fragile orchids. Try growing these unique beauties hydroponically and watch them flourish!