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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