Orchids look intimidating, but don’t let them scare you off! In the proper conditions, you’ll have no trouble taking care of this popular houseplant.
Orchids are in the same family as air plants. They have roots, but they don’t get their nutrients through them. The roots are only used to hold onto trees or rocks – they get their nutrients through water. In the tropics, they are found in sheltered spots near rivers.
Location, Location, Location
You will want to try to recreate their natural habitat as best as your can. Since they grow in sheltered spots in the wild, find a spot in your room that gets bright but indirect light. They do not like full sun. Keep them away from central heating and drafty spots.