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.

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Phalaenopsis Little Lady

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. New blooms The Phalaenopsis orchid can bloom several times a year. When the plant has finished flowering, cut the stalk of the flower above the […]

Zygopetalum

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. New blooms When the plant has finished flowering, cut the branch with faded flowers entirety at the bottom of the plant. The Zygopetalum continuously makes […]

Phalaenopsis Multiflora

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. New blooms The Phalaenopsis orchid can bloom several times a year. When the plant has finished flowering, cut the stalk of the flower above the […]