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Orchid care tips

The Orchid family is one of the largest with over 31,000 known species. Because of this, the orchid can be found all over the world. Cut orchids are available in a number of varieties: Cymbidium, Phalaenopsis, Vanda, Cattleya, Paphiopedilum, Dendrobium and Oncidium. Orchids are mostly known for their beautiful flowers, which come in a wide variety of unique shapes and colours. 

Orchids are the diamonds in the cut flower world and symbolise luxury and quality. This elegant flower is the perfect gift and is also widely used in weddings and other luxurious designs. With the right care they can be enjoyed for a long time.

Care tips for growers

Orchids are particularly sensitive to ethylene gas, a natural flower and plant hormone (also present in e.g. ripening fruits) that increases flower aging. Growers can protect the orchids against ethylene damage with Chrysal Ethylene Buster. In addition orchids are fragile flowers that should be handled delicately to avoid damage. Make sure the water tubes are filled with plenty of water with Chrysal Professional 2.

Care tips for consumers

To enjoy your cut orchids the longest, you should always keep the following tips in mind:

  • Take the orchid out of the tube and cut with a clean and sharp knife or secateurs.
  • Put the flower in a clean vase with water and Chrysal Universal flower food.
  • Keep orchids away from ripening fruit.
  • Do not touch the fragile centre of the orchids as this will decrease durability of the flower.