Growing Healthy Orchids Indoors
How do you take care of an indoor orchid plant?
Place a water-filled saucer or tray of pebbles beneath plants, mist plants daily, or use a humidifier. Fertilize orchids weekly or bi-weekly while they are producing new growth and decrease to monthly or bi-monthly intervals once they mature. Discontinue altogether once the plants go dormant. via
Where should I put my orchid in my house?
An ideal place for the orchid to live is in a room that stays at a consistent temperature through the day, away from drafts, fruit and where it can receive indirect sunlight. via
What do you do with an orchid after the blooms fall off?
After the flowers drop from the orchid you have three choices: leave the flower spike (or stem) intact, cut it back to a node, or remove it entirely. Remove the flower spike entirely by clipping it off at the base of the plant. This is definitely the route to take if the existing stem starts to turn brown or yellow. via
How often do you water an indoor orchid plant?
How often you water an orchid depends on the species and the environment they're kept in, but, on average, most orchids can be watered once a week to every 10 days. Just be careful not to oversaturate them. via
Should you mist orchids?
Misting gives the orchid more humidity but does not create a soggy root environment. It is best to put your orchid where it will receive medium indirect sunlight. To ensure bright blooms and a healthy plant, use a potting mixture and a fertilizer that is specifically designed for orchids. via
Do you water orchids from the top or bottom?
When you water, water thoroughly: The water should pour out from the bottom of the pot. Never let the pots of orchids sit in water for over a few hours: If the orchid pots have saucers, make sure to keep them free of water. via
Do orchids do well in bathrooms?
Since a bathroom environment is naturally warm and humid thanks to steamy showers, and most bathroom windows don't let in much direct sunlight, your bathroom is actually the perfect place for your orchids to thrive. via
How do you get an orchid to rebloom inside?
Help your orchids grow by providing plenty of indirect sunlight. Put your orchid in a cooler spot at night. Cooler nighttime temperatures (55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit) help new flower spikes emerge. When a new spike appears, you can return your orchid to its normal setting. via
Do orchids need to be repotted?
Orchids should be repotted when new; every year or two; or when crowded roots push up and out of the pot. Other than watering and occasionally fertilizing them, you probably don't look closely at your orchids all that often when they're not in bloom. via
How long does it take for an orchid to rebloom?
It takes a month or two, or even several months for Phalaenopsis orchids to rebloom. Many other varieties of orchids bloom annually. The anticipation and eventual reward of an emerging flower spike bedecked with tiny buds are so exciting. via
How do you keep orchids blooming?
So put your orchid in a room that gets a little cold by the window—and put your orchid in the window. When the sun goes down, the heat will drop and the cold will stimulate it to re-bloom. via
Should I remove dead orchid blooms?
Dead flowers do not only give your Phal an unpleasant appearance; they can also spread diseases to other parts of the plant or nearby plants. If the flower spike is drooping and discolored, and its edges have turned brownish, it is time to remove the flower. Many orchids have more than one bloom on a stem-like spike. via
Why ice cubes are bad for orchids?
When the ice cubes melt, the moisture seeps into your orchid's media and allows the roots to slowly take in the water they need. This prevents water from collecting in the bottom of your orchid's pot. 3. Using the ice watering method is easy to remember. via
How do you water an indoor orchid?
The best place to water your plant is in the kitchen sink. Use lukewarm water (do not use salt softened or distilled water) and water your plant for about 15 seconds and be sure to thoroughly wet the media. Then allow the plant to drain for about 15 minutes. It may appear dry but it has had enough water. via
Should I water my orchid with ice cubes?
The short answer is: Yes! The results from the experiment show that ice cubes are a practical way to water Phalaenopsis orchids grown in bark media. The recommendation from Green Circle Growers, which we used during the experiment, was three ice cubes, once a week. via