Orchids, or Orchidaceae, are some of the most awe-inspiring and elegant plants in the world. Their blooms produce colourful and fragrant flowers and come in all shapes and sizes. Along with Asteraceae – the sunflower family – they are one of the largest families of flowering plants in the world, with around 28,000 accepted species. That’s more than twice the amount of bird species on the planet!
With so many different species, orchids are an incredibly diverse plant. They can be grown indoors and outdoors, and occur in the wild anywhere from tropical rain forests to frosty tundra.
Although many types of orchid are difficult to grow, there are plenty of species that will flourish when grown at home. Pairing your orchid with the right type of pot will ensure that your plants grow to their stunning potential.
Here at The Hippie House, we have a huge soft spot for orchids. As we grow them ourselves, we understand that choosing a suitable pot for your orchid can be crucial to its survival. Orchids typically grow in the wild with their roots exposed, meaning it is vital to utilise a pot that allows for ventilation and drainage, mimicking an orchid’s natural growing conditions as closely as possible.
Most commonly, orchids are grown in mesh net pots with clay pebbles. These pots provide ample amounts of oxygen to the roots, while draining water easily. This will help create the perfect environment for your orchids to grow, allowing them to grow large with beautiful flowers.
As avid lovers of these exotic plants, we know what it takes to bring the best out of your orchids. We ship all orchid pots out of Queensland via Australia Post, proudly stocking a large selection of pots for all types and sizes of orchids. If you have any questions in regard to orchids, from lighting needs to the right pots for your collection, please don’t hesitate to reach out – we’re always here to help :)