Growing Orchids Indoors All Year Round

Many people love growing orchids inside their houses as compared to outside.  Doing this gives them the opportunity to have plants the whole year round. These orchids also add to the natural décor of your home, making the house attractive. To be successful at this, there are a few things that you need to know and adhere to.

Provide Proper Lighting

When growing orchids indoors, you need to have proper lighting. Failure to get this makes the foliage to change color. Your room should have plenty of natural light to mimic the light in the outdoors. If this isn’t possible, you need to invest in Lumi Growth, which produces light that is akin to natural light.

The Right Temperature

While growing orchids indoors, you need to make sure the temperature doesn’t go below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of the species you will come across need between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit during daytime and between 60 and 65 percent at night for proper growth. If you keep your orchids near the windows, you need to move the plants away at night because the cold coming in through the window panes might affect the plants.

Moderate Water and Humidity

When growing your orchids indoors, you need to provide enough water for the plants. Watering the plants ought to be strategic. Thoroughly water them and then wait till the water is almost drying up before watering them again. Use warm water in the morning to keep the plants free from disease.

Humidity is also important to your growing plants because these plants require moist conditions to grow best. Spray some mist on the foliage each morning or invest in a humidifier. You can as well set the flowerpot on a tray containing half an inch of water. As the water evaporates, it delivers needed moisture to the orchids.

Free Air Circulation

You need to have free air circulation for your orchids when growing them indoors. Air circulation prevents the growth of bacteria and fungi on these plants. Use fans to keep air circulating near the orchids.

In a Nutshell

When you have flourishing plants in your house, you get to boost your décor and enjoy the fresh air. However, you must provide natural lights for your plants to flourish. One of the best ways to do this is to provide artificial light that mimics natural light. Light is not enough; you also have to water the plants and provide free air circulation all through.

How To Have Great Hair In Photos

We all have that one friend who seems to look completely perfect in every photo.

 

Even when she is caught in her pyjamas, or out on the town after quite a few drinks, her hair is always adorable and flattering.
It can seem like a deep mystery, but there are actually some very simple things you can do to show you hair at its very best, even in a casual photo or a selfie.

We spoke to Jamiya Wilson, a New York City photographer specializing in portraits and hair, to find out the professional secrets photographers use to keep hair looking awesome in photos.

First and foremost, if your hair is in bad condition, it’s going to be harder to get a good photo. You are much more likely to have flyaway hairs, flatness, and unamanageability problems if your hair is dry or damaged.

Over the long term, you need to take of that baby. Use a ph-balanced shampoo, and a good conditioner matched to your hair type. Don’t use permanent coloring – OK, if you must, get regular moisturising treatments, and don’t change your mind too often – and use your blow dryer or straightener sparingly.
Nine tenths of the problems with hair in photos is because the hair is dry and damaged.

But I have a sudden photo opp today! How can I make my hair look its best, in its current condition?

Ok, here are some of the big secrets.

Lighting makes a big difference. Don’t be backlit – having light coming from behind you. This will pick up any stray hairs and light them up like a beacon. Always have soft, natural light, whenever you can. Stand by a window, or if you are outside, find a patch of even shade. If you are using a flash, tone down the brightness of the flash.

Pull some of your hair back, even if it just tucking it behind your ear. Tight up-dos can be counterproductive, because a bit of hair around the face has a softening effect. If you have a bun or a ponytail, pull some strands out around the face to soften the lines.

To tame flyaway hairs, spritz a lightweight hair spray on your palms, then smooth your hair from roots to ends. If your hair is curly or coarse, use something a bit heavier, like a wax or a pomade.

Take the photo from a three-quarter angle, and slightly above. Ideally, have a natural light source above the camera. Looking at this source will make your eyes sparkle, removing the focus of the picture from your hair.