People love to grow orchids, but better still, teaching kids to grow orchids can lead to a lifetime hobby, a business or just some special bonding between you are your kids.
Here are some tips to use when sharing your orchid passion with your kids.
Choosing an Orchid
When getting an orchid, let your child choose which one to get. This gets them involved from the ground up, literally, and by letting them choose, they will have complete control and a sense of belonging in the garden.
Decorating a Pot
This can be a wonderful way to spend a few hours and let your kids imagination run wild. You can use the pot the orchid came in, or you can get a special pot that both of you can decide upon.
Pots can be decorated with stickers, permanent markers, or even paint if they are made of clay. Let your kid use their imagination while you use yours, and go wild on the design and colors.
Most orchids can be watered by adding a 2 or 3 ice cubes per week, and this can be a task that virtually any kid can do. There won’t be any messy spills or dribbles when using ice cubes.
Granted, you may want to handle and repot an orchid to make sure it isn’t damaged, but your child can certainly help by putting the correct amount of medium in your specially decorated pot.
And for the best orchid repotting medium, nothing is better than Orchiata bark. Harvested from New Zealand in sustainable forests, Orchiata bark is world renowned as the best potting medium for orchids of any size, and the best Orchiata bark comes from Besgrow. Please contact us for more information on where to buy.