The orchid is a highly coveted flower that includes more than 300,000 cultivars. Due to the popularity of orchids in greenhouses, nurseries and other stores that carry plants many houseplant enthusiasts are cultivating orchids indoors. However, to grow orchids indoors and ensure future blooms it is important to provide the correct humidity, lighting and conditions.
Find the right light. According to the University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension Service, orchids prefer a bright window, free from drafts, where your plants receive indirect sunlight both morning and afternoon.
Provide humidity. Orchids are notorious lovers of humidity. You can increase humidity around your orchid by placing decorative stones around the plant. This provides drainage and as water in and around the stones evaporates humidity is generated. Other ways to create humidity is to mist the plant regularly.
Get the temperature right. According to University of Vermont Extension
Department of Plant and Soil Science, orchids vary in their temperature requirements. Check your orchid cultivar requirements and make sure that evening and night temperatures remain within acceptable range.
Water only when the orchid's growing medium is dry. Orchids are susceptible to over watering protect your plant against this by checking the growing medium regularly before watering.
Fertilize your orchid with soluble plant food. When your orchid is actively growing and producing new growth it will need fertilizer.