An orchid expert tells how to keep the orchids' roots healthy while they are in the vases. A: Yes, orchids can live in water. You do need to be sure that the water you used isn't full of harsh chemicals, but many orchid growers use water to grow orchids.
In its natural habitat, most orchids grow on trees and on rocks, and a few in the soil. An orchid growing on a slab of wood can really make a statement.