(Closed) DIY orchids

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

tulips are hardy flowers- they last for a good long time… the only thing about a tulip is that when you first get them and put them in water, they need about 1 day  to sit because there is something that comes out of the tulip stem (have no clue what it is though- I forgot!) and kills other flowers. I believe orchids are pretty hardy also, but that I am not sure. Try doing a google search on cut orchid hardiness, freshness, etc… I’m sure there is information somewhere!

Post # 4
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Cymbidium orchids are the larger thicker waxer versions that can withstand heat and stay beatiful for hours. The steam is nice and thick which helps!

Denddrobium are the smaller orchids that are cheaper and came in white, blue and pink. These also can last for week but are more delicate that Cymbidium orchids.

Phalaenopsis is quite delicate and are commonly potted and quite fickle. It needs the correct temperature and light to thrive. They are absolutely beautiful and used in minimalist asian designs. 

These are the most commonly used orchids however there are more species that I’m not familiar working with.

 Tulips are absolutely beautiful however one thing you need to worry about is that if you buy them the day before the stem become weak and and the head becomes top heavy. Plus the powder from the tulip can get everywhere.

I hope this helps! 

Post # 5
105 posts
Blushing bee

I think orchids are generally very durable, and tulips pretty weak.

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