Growing Orchids in Water - aka: "Water Culture" is an amazing way to grow orchids, especially if you love being able to see all the lush, green, sexy root nubs like me. Plus, without media, you don’t have to worry about having creepy crawlies hiding in the media and eating those tender roots.
Hydroponic Orchid Growing – How To Grow Orchids In Water
Hydroponic orchid growing may prove the solution for an ailing orchid. The method is actually quite easy and fairly foolproof, requiring a few items and a little patience. Learn how to grow orchids in water with this quick tutorial.
How to save an almost dead orchid plant. Cut the top off of a soda bottle that is fully cleaned. Pack in the roots and mulch, put water inside and put something on top to keep in the moisture. This will bring the orchid plant back to life.
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Remove the orchid from its store-bought pot. I like to give the plant a fresh start by cleaning off the roots under running water. The roots are usually pretty compacted, so do so very gently and be careful not to break any of them — the running water will help loosen the moss and/or bark you are getting rid of. If you notice any dead roots (black and hollow), now is a good time to remove them.
I started growing orchids, particularly phalaenopsis orchids, in water about a year ago after seeing the awesome root tips that grew in water on Sam Som’s youtube channel (Orchids & Puppi…