Don’t let it get ‘orchid’: Did you know?

This month we had to choose our favourite plant range and it got a bit ‘orchid’! See below for some great tips to make sure you get the most out of your orchid plant this season. Floral expert Carlos Lopes suggests that:

  • Orchids need a lot of water, but should also be allowed to dry out a bit in between waterings.
  • One way to check for enough watering is by poking your finger about an inch into the growing media. If it’s dry, give it some water; otherwise, let it be.
  • Indoor orchid plants also need adequate humidity – about fifty to seventy percent.
  • You can place a water-filled saucer or tray of pebble stones under the plant, mist the plant daily, or use a humidifier to help with correct conditions.
  • Orchids need to be placed near a south or east-facing window that receives indirect light.
  • Make sure the room your orchids are in receives circulation, or instead, set an overhead fan on low if it doesn’t get enough air flow.
  • Orchid pots must be equipped with drainage holes to allow excess water to run out of the pot. Otherwise, the root may rot maybe even killing your beautiful plant!
  • Orchids will die if they get too cold.
  • You should cut off spent stems when the flowers have died.
  • Orchids do not flower more than once on the same stem, with the exception of the Phalaenopsis, or Moth Orchid.


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