Orchids are beautiful flowers that add an exotic touch to any home, with over 20,000 different species of orchid in the world today. They’re also very easy to take care of, as long as you have the right orchid plant for your home (otherwise it’s a recipe for disaster). Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to pick out an orchid for your space based on vastu shastra, the ancient Indian tradition of architecture and design rooted in natural laws that can help you create an inviting and harmonious environment for you and your family.
What Is Vastu?
Vastu is a system of traditional Hindu architecture that dictates how homes and other buildings should be laid out. The goal of this architectural practice is to provide a balance between man a
Where Can You Place Your Orchid?
If it is east, place your orchid in northeast corner of your house.
If it is south, place your orchid in southwest corner of your house.
If it is west, place your orchid in northwest corner of your house.
If you are north facing then, place it on the northern side of a window. You can also use an east facing window and put it in the northern part.
Which Type of Orchid Should I Buy?
What to look for when buying a orchid to vastu your home
There are many types of orchids, but generally speaking there are two main types of orchid plants – terrestrial and epiphytic. Terrestrial orchids grow in pots and do not need a tree’s support. Epiphytic orchids cling onto trees and require very little maintenance because they absorb water from the air.
Terrestrial orchids varities
Epiphytic orchids varities
What Is the Best Time to Buy an Orchid?
One of the most important considerations when buying an orchid is finding out when it is in bloom. This will depend on where you live. For example, if you live in Florida, then your orchid will be blooming during our winter months, November through March. If you live in Oregon, it will be blooming from May through September. Knowing this can help narrow down your choices and make a decision more easy.
What Kind of Pot Do I Need?
If you are buying an orchid, make sure that it is planted in a pot that is at least as wide as it is deep. The wider and deeper the pot, the better! This will allow more space for roots to grow and will also help prevent your plant from becoming root-bound.
How Do I Take Care of My New Orchid?
The type of orchid you have and where you put it in your home are key factors in how it will thrive. Most orchids will grow in a sunny spot near a window. Make sure to water your plant regularly and fertilize it when necessary. You may also want to consider repotting your orchid if its roots become cramped in its current container. Be sure not to repot too often, as this can shock the plant and stress it out too much.