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HOW TO KEEP YOUR FAVOURITE ORCHIDS ALIVE

November 28, 2016

Sadly, more orchids are killed every year due to incorrect watering than for any other reason. The constant influx of watering instructions provided by the Internet just seems to confuse every orchid owner even more.

This is the last Orchid-101 you’ll need to read…

Phalaenopsis

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Phalaenopsis are the most common type of orchid, which typically bloom once a year. This is probably the orchid you picked up from your grocery store. After consulting an orchid expert we’ve learnt that caring for it actually depends on what it’s planted in.

  • Chips of bark: run the planting medium through a cool bath, once a week. Be sure not to get the leaves wet, and let it drain thoroughly.
  • Green/brown mossy mixture: Water it with half a cup of water, just once a week. Since the moss retains water, you won’t need to soak it.
  • Phalaenopsis orchids love sunlight, so any exposure to light is good exposure!

Oncidium

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Oncidium orchids are another common type. You can recognize them by their smaller flowers (which don’t last as long) and bloom three or more times a year. Water an oncidium the same way as you would a phalaenopsis. These orchids love full sunlight so you need to find a bright home for them!

  • Guest

    Thanks for the info…now to implement it!