The care instructions for your orchids varies depending upon the species. Below is specific information for each one we offer:
Keep Your Blooms!
- Do not let water stagnate in between their leaves or any nooks, as it promotes rapid bacterial growth - killing the plant or causing severe damage.
- Do not let plants sit in water, as bacteria will grow and cause roots to rot and the plant will die.
- Do not water them too often. When you do, make it in the morning or during the day so water has time to dry off of leaves.
- Watering depends on the time of year, the potting medium, and if using decorative pots. The general rule of thumb is if the potting material is already damp, there is more than enough water. Allowing the media to dry out between waterings if beneficial and may only take a few days in hot summer air but may take 3-4 weeks inside during the winter.
- Do not expose them to excess air movement. Even the slightest air movement over long periods of time will cause buds to dry out and die. The air movement around the plant if too great causes the humidity to decrease causing a desert-like condition. Avoid air conditioners, heaters, radiators, fans, any appliance with a fan (e.g. a fridge).
- Do not place them near or above heat sources (radiators, refrigerators etc.) as these heat sources continuously dry the air around them and this will desiccate your plants.