For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

Growing Orchids by Hydroponic System

Growing Orchids Hydroponically
By Jeremy Sleigh

Growing plants by hydroponics means growing them without conventional soil. Instead of soil the system uses other nutrients, usually a water mixture poured over other aggregates which contain the minerals necessary for the plant, in this case our orchid, to thrive.

Orchids by Hydroponic System

There are some real benefits to growing orchids hydroponically and some of these are"

  • You don't need to worry about watering them
  • You can grow your orchids free from disease
  • They require much less maintenance
  • Much more vibrant growth. Better blooms and more consistent flowering

Lets elaborate on some of these points

Watering Orchids is a thing of the Past

Ok so this isn't really true, but growing hydroponic orchids means that you know exactly when to water. No more wondering, is the orchid dry enough, does it need water, are the roots rotting? A hydroponic system takes all of that guess work away. The best part of this is that you can go away on vacation and your orchids will continue growing beautifully.

No Soil - Less Chance For Disease
There is no soil used to grow hydroponic orchids, this drastically reduces the chance of your plants contracting disease. This is a major advantage because many times you will not even notice your orchid has disease until it's to late.

Nutrients Make Your Hydroponic Orchids Strong
The nutrients used are the same as are usually obtained from the soil. They usually will come with the system that is purchased but may be but in any store that deals with hydroponics. The nutrients may be a bit more expensive then traditional fertilizers. You can get them either as organic or chemical nutrients.

The Blooms Speak for Themselves
Growing orchids with a hydroponic set up can yield blooms that are much larger than conventional orchids. The other benefit is that the flowers will bloom a lot quicker, usually around 30% faster. This is a major benefit to professional orchid growers or just anyone who wants to have nice beautiful blooms.

This article just scratches the surface of growing hydroponic orchids, there is much more to learn about orchid care. You can start by heading over to and grabbing the free orchid care report. You can grab the free report instantly by clicking here.


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