More orchids

The best spot
A light spot for most orchids is best, but no direct sunlight.

Temperature
Depending on the variety, most orchids do well between 18-24 ˚C.

Water  
Avoid overwatering which leads to the demise of many more orchids than underwatering. Constant wetness will cause the roots to rot, which leaves the plant without a means for taking up nourishment which then causes the leaves to droop and will eventually kill the plant. The classic advice is to water the day before the plant dries out. Dip 10 minutes in lukewarm and let it leak out afterwards.

New blooms
Of all of the more commonly available orchids, only Phalaenopsis (the moth orchid) will re-bloom from its old spike. For most other orchids it is best to cut off the stem entirely at the base where it comes out of the leaves to let it bloom again in several months. Orchids, like animals, are susceptible to viruses, so whenever cutting an orchid plant always use a sterile tool to prevent the spread of virus. A straight edged razor blade is a good tool to use for cutting flower spikes.

More soorten

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Brassia

Care tips The best spot A light spot, but no direct sunlight. Temperature 18-24 ˚C. Water   Dip 10 minutes in lukewarm water every week. Let it leak out afterwards. After blooming Cut the old branch completely when the Brassia has finished blooming. The branch that has given flowers will not bloom again. After the […]

Dendrobium Nobile

Care tips The best spot A light spot, but no direct sunlight. Temperature 15-24 ˚C. Water   Dip 10 minutes in lukewarm water every week. Let it leak out afterwards. New blooms After flowering, cut away the faded flower stalk. The plant makes one or two new shoots every year, which again bloom when they […]

Dendrobium Berry Oda

Care tips The best spot A light spot, but no direct sunlight. Temperature 5-24 ˚C. Water   Dip 10 minutes in lukewarm water every week. Let it leak out afterwards. New blooms When the flowers have finished, cut the stalk completely away. You can put the Dendrobium Berry Oda outside from April to October. Due […]