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Ways to Use Your Orchids Outdoors This Summer

June 15, 2023

If you're a nature lover like us, you probably hate being indoors when the weather is warm and sunny. Even though your orchid is an 'indoor plant,' it can add to the summer vibe within your home as well as your outdoor space. With a few precautionary steps and a good plant care routine, you can find several summertime uses for your plants.

Ways to Enjoy Your Orchids Outdoors

In addition to decorating your screened-in porch with indoor plants such as orchids, there are a few ways to enjoy your orchids beyond the porch:

Use Orchids to Decorate for an Outdoor Party

Decorating with orchids outdoors is a great way to enhance the summertime vibe at your backyard parties or gatherings. You could even spruce up your planter pots with some festive Fourth of July or birthday decorations.

Summer solstice is the longest night of the year and the official first day of summer, so it's the perfect excuse to host a gathering and allow your orchids to enjoy some evening sunlight.

Create an Outdoor Tropical Oasis

Wishing you were spending your summer on a tropical island? Instead, bring the island life to your very own backyard by using orchids to create a tropical oasis. Orchids are tropical plants, after all, so they'll have the chance to shine!

Transform a shady spot with a hammock, a trickling outdoor fountain and a few colorful orchids for a convenient summer escape. 

Add Some Flair to a Wedding

If you’re looking for a unique centerpiece idea, mini orchids can add the perfect amount of classy elegance to your outdoor summer wedding. You can also use them  to decorate popular wedding photo spots, such as stairways.

With so many color varieties, you can easily find the right flowers to match your color scheme. Orchids also make lasting, eco-friendly gifts. If you don't want to keep all of them after your wedding, allow some of your guests to take them home as mementos!

Caring for Orchids Outdoors in Summer

Since orchids grow naturally in the tropics, they are considered indoor plants in North America. If you follow these tips, your orchid plant should be just fine!

Only Leave Your Orchid Outside for Short Amounts of Time

Even though Phalaenopsis orchids are tropical plants, Just Add Ice Orchids thrive best indoors. You can take your orchids outside to enjoy for short periods of time, but remember to bring your plants back inside overnight.

Watch Out for Sunburn

Orchids are highly susceptible to sunburn, so never leave your plant in direct sunlight. You may need to water your orchid more often if it spends a lot of time outdoors. If the leaves of your orchid start to turn red or show other signs of distress, remove your plant from the heat and place it back in a cool, moist environment.

Be Wary of Sudden Weather Changes

You don’t want to risk leaving your orchid outside during a sudden summer rainstorm, so make sure you keep an eye on the weather and keep your plant inside unless you’re enjoying the outdoors with it. 

Whether you’re getting ready for a party or simply creating a tropical oasis, mini orchids can bring your outdoor space to life in summer. 

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