My mother's favorite flower is an orchid and I can't blame her for loving the majestic plant. It's minimal but strikingly beautiful. I am house sitting right now and there are three orchids. They complement the minimal- modern look of the house, which has tiny Japenese details throughout. They add some life to the home but don't take up much space.
Caring for orchids is simple but you must pay special attention because they are very fragile. I've already knocked off a flower when I went to water them. A simple recipe for care is this:
water once a week
keep their roots dry
place pot (with a hole in the bottom) in a bowl and allow to drain
place in indirect sunlight
I'm learning to care for plants. Mostly I just buy succlulents because they are hard to kill but it's quite rewarding to see plants grow under your watch.
Do you have tips for caring for orchids? Succulents?