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Orchid Care

Phalaenopsis Orchid Care

Have a good read with our orchid care tips including the best locations for orchids in your home, watering orchids and how to manage re-flowering :

Know your Phalaenopsis

  • Originating from warm tropical Asia means your home is an ideal temperature for keeping Phalaenopsis orchids
  • Phalaenopsis are easy to care for with flowers lasting several months
  • Phalaenopsis orchids are very tolerant to neglect with overwatering being the most frequent cause of death

Temperature and Light

  • Ideally a bright window location but out of direct sunlight and not above a radiator!
  • East or west facing windows and bathrooms are ideal locations for your orchid to thrive

Watering

  • Water your orchid weekly – either running it under a tap or letting it soak in the sink for a few minutes
  • Alternatively water by adding just a few ice cubes weekly to the surface of the bark avoiding contact with the leaves
  • Never leave an orchid standing in excess water as this will rot the roots
  • Well-watered plants have plump green roots with reddish-green tips

Re-Flowering

  • To re-flower your orchid cut off any brown parts of the stem
  • Move to cooler location if possible
  • Whilst watering give the leaves a clean to improve growth

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