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How to make an orchid live without soil?

The timeless allure of orchids in home decoration is undeniable, and their ability to thrive beyond the conventional pot of soil only adds to their charm. For those intrigued by the prospect of a soilless orchid, embracing the technique of water culture might be a delightful endeavor. Let’s unravel the mystery of growing an orchid in water.

Exploring Hydroponic Orchids:

Hydroponic cultivation is a method where plants, such as the Phalaenopsis orchid, flourish in water without the need for soil. These orchids, when grown hydroponically, showcase their intricate root systems in a decorative vase, adding an extra dimension of beauty. Kolibri orchids are another type that thrives in this environment, their roots basking in the freedom that mimics their natural habitat.

Growing an Orchid Without Soil:

To transition an orchid to a water-based existence, patience and gentle handling are key:

Preparation: Carefully remove the orchid from its pot, freeing it from any moss or bark bits clinging to the roots.

Root Care: Unravel the roots with care and rinse them thoroughly. Any unhealthy parts should be snipped away with sterilized shears.

Placement: Now, the orchid is ready to be positioned in a vase filled with water. Some enthusiasts prefer to support the roots with clay pebbles, which helps prevent rot by lifting the plant’s base above the waterline.

Water Change Routine: For permanent water dwellers, refresh the water biweekly to maintain cleanliness. Alternatively, you can submerge the orchid for a couple of days, then allow it to dry for five days, which mimics natural rainforest conditions. 


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